February 20, 2011

Psalm 19 – Ray Anderson

Posted in Uncategorized at 6:00 am by sranderson0103

The nineteenth Psalm is one which bears frequent reading. It begins by declaring the glory of God as shown through his creation. There is no doubt in the mind of the Psalmist that the earth and heavens are his creation. The words of This Is My Father’s World come readily to mind when reading the first six verses.

This is my Father’s world,

And to my list’ning ears,

All nature sings, and round me rings,

The music of the spheres.

We cannot help but see God’s majesty in the rising of the sun and the beautiful colors radiating from the sunset. The invisible things of God are clearly seen in his creation, and there is no excuse for not seeing his eternal power and Godhead in it. (Romans 1:20).

The Psalmist next calls to our minds the power of the word of God. It is perfect and is able to convert the soul. It is the power of God unto salvation (Romans 1:16), and by hearing it we come to believe and have faith. (Romans 10:17) His testimony is sure, reliable and trustworthy, and is able to make wise in the ways of God those who are unlearned. So also are his statutes and commandments. His judgments are righteous altogether. As our faith deepens, we realize that his word is more valuable that gold and much to be desired. God has told us his word will accomplish what he sent it to do and it shall prosper. (Isaiah 55:11)

Finally, the Psalmist shows us through prayer we are able to have our sins cleansed. John also reminds us that God is faithful to forgive our sins and cleanse us from unrighteousness if we confess those sins. (1 John 1:9) The Lord is our strength, our rock, our redeemer. The Psalmist knew it, believed it and relied on it.

How fortunate we are to have the last will and testament of Jesus Christ. We are able to see things that the Psalmist only was able to see from afar. (Hebrews 11:13) We are blessed to be able to read and learn from those things that were written long ago like this beautiful psalm. For through the patience and comfort of the scriptures, we are able to  have hope. (Romans 15:4)——Amen

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