“The Heavens Declare the Glory of God; and the Firmament Sheweth His Handywork.”
SIH’s Think On These Things: Psa 19:1-4
1) To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
2) Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
3) [There is] no speech nor language, [where] their voice is not heard.
4) Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world…
Within the pages of the Bible we find at least three great blessings that we receive from God’s wondrous creation…
1. Seeing the Beauty and Awe of Creation (Matt 6:28-30, 1 Chron 29:11 etc)
2. Teaching Us Practical Lessons on Spiritual Living (Matt 6:28-30, Psa 89:5, Pro 6:6-11, 30:24-28 etc)
3. Teaching Us the True God’s Existence and Attributes (Romans 1:18-27, Matt 5:44-45, Psa 97:1-6 etc)
Of course, teaching us about the True God is the greatest of all these blessings….
“… The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.”
The heaven that contains the stars and planets (“heavens”), and the heaven that contains the atmosphere clouds and rain (“firmament”) declare God’s greatness to all mankind. Much like a poem reveals much about its poet; a building reveals much about its designer; a painting reveals much about its artist; so too, nature, the work of God’s creative wisdom, power and grace, reveals much about its Creator.
“Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.”
As the sun rises each day, revealing nature on earth, and then sets every night, revealing the glorious heavenly bodies of space, God is revealed and glorified to all mankind.
“[There is] no speech nor language, [where] their voice is not heard.”
No matter what language a man may speak, the message of nature is understood as it reveals the True Creator.
“Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.”
No matter where a man may live, whether in the east or the west; whether on the mountaintop or in the deepest cave; whether in a plane in the sky or in a diving bell under the seas; he can see nature, the work of God’s hands.
All men everywhere are shown the existence and greatness of a divine Creator through nature. This results in their accountability at the final judgment and the necessity to tell others about this Creator. Rom 1:19-20 (KJV) Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed [it] unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Let us praise and thank our wonderful Lord for giving to every man a beautiful, educational display of His existence and greatness in the nature that is all around us. As we see the amazing creation around us, we must never forget to tell others of the divine Creator… all men are all held accountable, without excuse before Him.
May the Lord bless us as we “Think On These Things”.
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