“The heavens proclaim the glory of God!” Do they really? When the writer looks into the heavens does he really believe that He can see God? Does he see an outline of God in a constellation? Are there stars shining somewhere that actually point to God’s eternal residence?
No. This psalm, more than any other, reflects the beauty, splendor and handiwork of God. He is speaking of the revelation of God in the world of nature. His belief in God as Creator is not an argument against the theory of evolution or the problems of science and the Bible. For him, Creation reveals the Lord’s royal majesty, sovereignty, power and design. He simply declares God’s existence and presence and wants to praise Him in worship and wonder.
We see God’s glory each morning when we are awakened by a majestic sunrise that erupts from the darkness of the night. We see His handiwork each time we look into the face of a rose, watch a bird in flight or see the crashing of waves. All of creation clearly and convincingly announces the greatness and glory of God.
This Psalm reveals a God who communicates to us through the majesty of His creation. The fact that He speaks openly to us through the work of His hands is a gracious expression of His love and His desire for us to know and worship Him. Although sin has attempted to hide His glory it is still with us and cannot be denied!
Prayer: How great You are, O Lord, our Creator and Redeemer, our source of hope and eternal life. We thank You for our salvation and making Yourself known to us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.