The heavens declare the glory of God,and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words,whose voice is not heard. Their voice goes out through all the earth,and their words to the end of the world.
In them he has set a tent for the sun,which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber,and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy. Its rising is from the end of the heavens,and its circuit to the end of them, and there is nothing hidden from its heat.
The law of the LORD is perfect,reviving the soul;
the testimony of the LORD is sure,making wise the simple;
the precepts of the LORD are right,rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the LORD is pure,enlightening the eyes;
the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever;
the rules of the LORD are true,and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold,even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.
Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
Psalm 19 provides us with what is perhaps the most broad and poetic description of God’s word in all of scripture. David begins by discussing God’s revelation of himself in creation and then he directs his attention to an even more glorious revelation from God….his word.
In verses 7-11, David unpacks something of the beauty and benefits of God’s word. God’s word is “perfect”, “sure (trustworthy)”, “right”, “pure” and “righteous altogether” among other things.
Having a written revelation from God is an incredible gift of grace. God’s word is able to “revive the soul”, “make the simple wise”, “give joy to the heart”, “give warning”(against sinful living)…and, “in keeping them there is great reward”.
The word written is not only an incredible grace for these listed benefits, but also, and most importantly because the word written points us to The WORD made flesh. Praise God that He has graciously chosen to reveal himself to us and point us to his Son….