“The heavens proclaim the glory of God!” Do they, really? When the writer looks into the heavens does he really believe that He can actually 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, power, 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. 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 and hear the crashing of waves. All of God’s 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 Him, to honor Him, and to 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, our Redeemer, our source of hope and eternal life. We thank You for Your salvation and for making Yourself known. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Psalm 19:1
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