Creative Bible Study – Psalm 19

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The Heavens

Commentary

God reveals through His World (verses 1-6)

We see God’s glory and worth when we view and consider the grandeur of the skies.  Every day the sun with its light and heat and every night the moon and stars reveal the glory of God.  They did not occur by happenstance.  He spoke them into existence.

Education or knowledge is not required to grasp God’s revelation through the firmament.  The witness is silent.

Steven J. Cole shares five attributes God reveals through his creation:

1)      God is infinite in His power.
2)      God is consistent and faithful.
3)      God is radiant in His splendor.
4)      God is consistently strong.
5)      God is omnipresent and omniscient.

The skies cause us to worship Him in awe of what He created.

God reveals through His Word (verses 7-11)

The next section begins with attributes and benefits of God’s law:

The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring 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 judgments of the LORD are true; they are righteous altogether.

Charles Swindoll calls us to

Observe first the titles God gives His Word—“ law . . . testimony . . . precepts . . . commandments . . . judgments.” Next, observe the characteristics of Scripture—“ perfect . . . sure . . . right . . . pure . . . true . . . righteous.” Then, observe the benefits it provides—“ restoring the soul . . . making wise the simple . . . rejoicing the heart . . . enlightening the eyes.”

God’s word is more valuable than gold and sweeter to us than honey.  Do my daily actions show how much I value God’s word or do they reflect a dependence on something or someone other than God?

We respond to God’s revelation (verses 12-14)

David responds by considering his sin and asking God to help him overcome it.  Meditation on God’s Word helps me to see potential dangers and sin in my life.

The Psalm closes with a prayer that the inward most thoughts and reflections of the heart would be pleasing in God’s sight.

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Psalm 19 Journal Page

Download the printable cards for Psalm 19 here.

Imagery

Sun, stars, tent or tabernacle of the sky, bridegroom, race champion, God’s law, gold, honey, words of my mouth, meditation of my heart, My Rock, My Redeemer

Hymns/Songs

I Love You Lord

The Heavens Declare Your Glory

Let the Words of My Mouth

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