A Season of Psalms - Psalm 19: 1, 7, 10
Psalm 19:1, 7, 10
“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork….the law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul….sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.”
English Standard Version (ESV)
I have to confess: I like sweets. Always have, always will. Since my childhood, I’ve had an insatiable sweet tooth, which probably explains the number of cavities that my teeth have endured during those days! I can’t help it, I just like sweet treats!
In Psalm 19, David gets a sweet taste of the Lord in the skies above and in the word of the Lord. We in the hill country are treated to a gorgeous blue sky every day and a vast array of stars at night. What a treat! When we see what God has done in the heavens, it drives us to His word to see what God can do in us. David describes the law of the Lord as perfect, even drawing the comparison that the Lord’s words are sweeter than honey that drips from the honeycomb. If you’ve ever had honey straight from the comb, you know that it’s incredibly pure and quite good!
What is our response to the God who so wonderfully reveals Himself in the heavens above and in His holy word? Verse 14: Lord, since you have revealed yourself in these wonderful ways, “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”
Further Reading: John 6:63-69; 2 Corinthians 4:1-6
Pray with me:
Father, thank You for revealing Yourself to us. We are in awe of the God who makes His glory known through the expanse of the heavens and fills the expanse in our heart. As the heavens declare Your glory, so today Your people declare Your praise. In Jesus’ name, Amen.