A Bible Devotion from Psalm 19
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight.
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard. Their line has gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun, which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoices like a strong man to run its race. Its rising is from one end of heaven, and its circuit to the other end; and there is nothing hidden from its heat.
The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;
The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;
The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
Moreover by them Your servant is warned,
And in keeping them there is great reward.
Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults. Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and I shall be innocent of great transgression.Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.
Psalm 19:1-14, NKJV
I read, one time, that a good Bible devotional has two important elements. 1st, the Scripture used must be very short, preferably only one verse. Second, the devotional must be short and filled with cute illustrations.
If that is what you are expecting, you will be sadly disappointed, especially when we are looking at Psalm 19. Only one devotional on this Psalm simply does not due it justice, as it is so rich and encouraging for the Christian. And, it is not a Psalm that can be summarized in one verse.
Though I am focusing my comments on the first six verses, I have included the entire Psalm on this page in the hopes that you will read and meditate upon the entire Psalm, as I know it will truly bless your soul.
When I read the first six verses of Psalm 19, I cannot help but think of spring time. It just so happens that I am writing these comments in the first week of June. Living in a small town in Iowa which celebrates its Dutch heritage with a huge tulip festival every year in May, I can really appreciate the emphasis this town places on its beautiful gardens.
How can one not look at the beautiful flowers God has created and not rejoice in our heavenly Father? Just as the heavens declare the glory of God, so do the intricacies in each leaf and petal show forth the love and glory of God. He loved us so much that He dressed our earth in glorious beauty and splendor. We are told that even Solomon, in all his splendor, was not dressed in the glory that is displayed in the lilies of the field.
Each day, the sun rises on its courses, warming the earth and chasing away the darkness. God sets all of the planets in their courses, and keeps them on their collision free path. Day springs forth into night, and then a new day is born.
God has planned the days of this earth from the beginning until the end of time. Let us truly rejoice and be glad in God's majesty and might. He is our God; He is the One we serve.
Next: Psalm 20, We Will Remember the Name of the Lord Our God
More devotions on the 19th Psalm from my blog, Daily Bible Devotions.
The Heavens Declare, Verses 1-6
Psalms 1 - 40
Psalms 41 - 84
Psalms 85 - 118
Psalms 120 - 150
Daily Bible Devotions
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