For the director of music. A psalm of David.
1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
3 They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
4 Yet their voice[b] goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
5 It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
6 It rises at one end of the heavens
and makes its circuit to the other;
nothing is deprived of its warmth.
7 The law of the Lord is perfect,
refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
8 The precepts of the Lord are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.
9 The fear of the Lord is pure,
The decrees of the Lord are firm,
and all of them are righteous.
10 They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the honeycomb.
11 By them your servant is warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.
12 But who can discern their own errors?
Forgive my hidden faults.
13 Keep your servant also from willful sins;
may they not rule over me.
Then I will be blameless,
innocent of great transgression.
14 May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.
The Heavens Declare
God said it. I believe it. That settles it.
Is not only theological incorrect, it has caused a great deal of harm. Turning a narrow-minded Scripture selection to fit our cause or need leaves God out of the picture altogether.
We need to be very careful in understanding who God is in the world, how He speaks through it and by it.
If God says it. That settles it.
God says it All
If our life doesn’t’ measure up to the Word, we need to move. Not move it to fit our needs.
One of Satan’s greatest strategies is busyness. When we are so busy, we don’t allow the Law of God—which is perfect—revive our souls.
We need to be known for what we’re for, not for what we’re against. Jesus’ said:
19 …“Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.John 5:19
What is Your Testimony?
What do people see in you? Jesus or a mask? Because the world longs to see Jesus and our greatest witness is being like Jesus. The clearest way to do this is by our actions:
- Humbly coming to the Lord and His Word and asking for understanding
- Abiding in Him.
Abiding and Aligning
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heartProverbs 3:5-6
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
Like Adam knew Eve, God offers an intimate, united togetherness: Acknowledging and abiding in Him. Taking God’s word and aligning with it. He said it, that settles it. The Lord’s law is right, rejoicing the heart. His statutes are like a bulldozer cutting a line, like a fire break, we can travel along. God does the cutting, we do the walking.
God has prepared a place for us, to revive and restore our soul. That is His job; it’s what He wants to do. We need to allow ourselves the space to enjoy the statutes of the Lord—the path He has cut for us—so we can rejoice in our hearts and thank Him.
The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever.
To redeem is to exchange. As our redeemer Jesus exchanged lives with us: He gave us His life and takes ours in return. He wants intimate relationship, abiding and united with Him and he will direct our path.