1 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims His handiwork. 2 Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. 3 There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. 4 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, 5 which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy. 6 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.
7 The Law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; 8 the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; 9 the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether. 10 More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. 11 Moreover, by them is Your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. 12 Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults. 13 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.
14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer. (ESV)
We see the glory of God:
- Displayed in the Skies (vv 1-6)
When considering the glory of the skies one has to acknowledge the glory of God. He made it for us, and gave us a command to fill the earth, subdue and rule over it. But we fell in sin, and therefore we have the New Testament command to go into the world and make the people His disciples.
We see God’s glory in:
a. The speech of the skies.
b. The splendour of the sun.
We don’t have an excuse (Rom. 1:20). We see Christ in all that was created by and for Him (Col. 1:16-17; Heb. 1). We must be good stewards of creation.
- Revealed in the Scriptures (vv 7-14)
a. Its Parts and Power.
b. Its Preciousness and Pleasure.
c. Its Protection and Prize.
d. The Purity and Praise that comes from it.
Hebrews 4:12 describes the effect that the Word of God has on us.
- Demonstrated in His Son
The blessings from following God’s Laws are described in the Beatitudes (Mat. 5).
Christ is the Word (John 1:1; Col. 1).
God, who created everything came to dwell on the earth – the Creator coming to redeem His creation, reconciling humanity to Himself.
The incarnation of Christ displayed the love, wisdom, humility, mercy, grace and power of God, who sustains all things by the power of His Word. Jesus Christ is the Son (sun) of righteousness who will come as a bridegroom to fetch His Bride.
We need to seek to behold the glory of God in the skies, the Scriptures and in His Son.