Psalm 19

  • 20 November 2019

Recently, I have begun to make myself slow down in my Bible reading. It’s easy to read over familiar passages and not take time to let it speak to me, but I don’t want to do that any longer. I’m currently reading through the book of Psalms, and chapter 19 especially jumped out at me so I’d like to share with you the breakdown that I came up with as I read, with some help from liner notes. These verses may say something different to you, and I expect I will glean more the next time I read but these are my thoughts for now. The numbers will be for the corresponding verses.

  1. The heavens tell of the glory of God. The expanse of the heavens shows the work of his hands.
  2. The daytime speaks of Him, and the nighttime reveals His knowledge.
  3. Everyone can hear them speak if they would but listen.
  4. Creation speaks throughout the whole earth.
  5. The sun is as a bridegroom who suddenly appears; it rejoices as a strong man who is about to run a race.
  6. Nothing is hidden from the heat of the sun.
  7. God’s law is perfect and can change souls. His testimony gives wisdom to those who embrace it.
  8. God’s commandments are pure and causes those who obey Him to be pure.
  9. The fear of Yahweh will endure forever. His judgments are righteous, not vindictive as some may think.
  10. These things (God’s law, His testimony, His commandments, and a fear of Him) should be desired more than gold.
  11. It is keeping God’s commandments that saves us and promises us eternity with Him.
  12. Cleanse me from my sins, even those that no one knows about.
  13. Keep me from sinning. Don’t let sin have dominion over me. For then I will be righteous in Your sight.
  14. Let everything I say and everything I dwell upon be pleasing in Your sight, O Lord, for You are my strength and my redeemer.
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