Today’s Scripture: Psalm 19
By: David Butts
When was the last time you looked-up into the evening sky and gazed at the stars? When we take our children to camp, we get away from the city lights and take-in the splendor of God’s incredible universe. It’s truly amazing.
David declares that God’s glory is found in creation. Every day there is evidence of God’s power and glory, but we are often so busy with our daily routines that we don’t take time to really experience it. David encountered God’s glory day after day and night after night. Even the darkness cannot hide the power and goodness of his glorious creation.
Even as creation praises God without words, the Lord reveals Himself with written words in Scripture. Creation tells us much about God, but His word tells us so much more. His instructions are perfect. His decrees are trustworthy. His commandments are right. His commands are clear. His laws are true and fair.
The handiwork of God is seen in His creation and draws all people to him, but His words in Scripture bring us joy and provide a light for our path. Through Scripture, God points at danger to warn us and then to success to guide us.
In verse 14, David closes this Psalm with a prayer. “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”
Where do you see God’s glory in creation? Take time today to discover again God’s handiwork in the sunrise or sunset, in the warmth of the sun, the colors in the flowers, or the stars in the sky. Ask God to guide, not only your words today but your thoughts as well, that they might be pleasing to Him.