‘Truth for Truckers’*February 19, 2014* Psalm 19 “Exalting God’s Revelation”
One of the major truths found within this Word exalting Psalm is the fact that God is was and always will speak through His heavenly creation: ‘The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows His handy work. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night shows knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.’
Therefore, all men have and will hear in their own language spoken to the soul of each person the very existence of a creator God spoken from His own supernatural Spirit as He works through the presence and power of His creative revelation of Himself. This is how the LORD draws men to His Son the Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. As men seek the God of creation He brings them the truth of redemption by His Spirit who glorifies the Son and continues to draw all men to the Light of the world who ‘lights every man that cometh into the world.’(John 1:9)
‘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’ (Romans 1:20) This is God’s love in action as He speaks to the soul of every man He creates giving each one of them the opportunity to come to Him and be saved. This highly informative Psalm deals with the revelation of God at all three levels: God’s Creative Revelation (v.1-6) God’s Written Revelation (v.7-13) and God’s Personal Revelation (v.14). First He revealed Himself through creation, then His precious Word, and finally He personally came to earth as the Son of God, the Living Word, the Lord Jesus Christ.
His written revelation is thoroughly described utilizing five different descriptive titles. The Law of the LORD emphasizes the Decalogue or the Ten Commandments, but it also includes the numerous teachings and instructions given to Moses there at mount Sinai. The ‘testimony of the LORD’ focuses upon His declaration concerning His nature and actions, ‘the statutes of the LORD’ emphasize the civil and religious appointments of the Law, ‘the commandments of the LORD’ indicate His authoritative orders, and ‘the judgments of the LORD’ are His legal pronouncements.‘The fear of the LORD’ is recorded in the list, but, it has to do with man’s response to God’s revelation and his reverence, respect and the healthy dread of sinning against the God Who is Creator, Owner, and Righteous Judge of all that exists.
Then, man’s response to God’s revelation: ‘More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.’ These two responses emphasize the unprecedented value and the sweet effect God’s revelation provides to anyone who experiences the spiritual impact and the reality of what His Word bestows upon the believer. But, the last verse describing the Word of God shows its vital necessity to the Believer: “Moreover by them is Thy servant warned, and in keeping of them there is great reward.” (v.12) The Word of God if read with the expectation of getting answers to personal issues, will give the Believer those answers as they read and believer God will deliver. The Lord will warn His child with His supernatural Word and He will supply great rewards to His obedient child. This is our application Drivers! Stay in the Word and receive the Lord’s blessings as He promises in this powerful Psalm!
After penning this supreme display of the Word of God, David is reminded personal weakness and makes two requests: “Keep back Thy servant also from presumptious sins: let them not have dominion over me’ He recognizes his need for the Lord’s intervention and help in the area of his weakness. David then gives the result of the Lord’s help: ‘Then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.’ (v.13) But, his final statement gives us the application statement to us Drivers, in view of all that this Psalm reveals: ‘Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.’ Let us meditate upon God’s Word!
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