Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Qualities of God

Psalm 19

For the director of music. A psalm of David.
 1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
       the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
 2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
       night after night they display knowledge.
 3 There is no speech or language
       where their voice is not heard.
 4 Their voice goes out into all the earth,
       their words to the ends of the world.
       In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun,
 5 which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion,
       like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
 6 It rises at one end of the heavens
       and makes its circuit to the other;
       nothing is hidden from its heat.
 7 The law of the LORD is perfect,
       reviving the soul.
       The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy,
       making wise the simple.
 8 The precepts of the LORD are right,
       giving joy to the heart.
       The commands of the LORD are radiant,
       giving light to the eyes.
 9 The fear of the LORD is pure,
       enduring forever.
       The ordinances of the LORD are sure
       and altogether righteous.
 10 They are more precious than gold,
       than much pure gold;
       they are sweeter than honey,
       than honey from the comb.
 11 By them is your servant warned;
       in keeping them there is great reward.
 12 Who can discern his errors?
       Forgive my hidden faults.
 13 Keep your servant also from willful sins;
       may they not rule over me.
       Then will I be blameless,
       innocent of great transgression.
 14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
       be pleasing in your sight, 
    O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
What a powerful psalm.  The qualities of God are described in this chapter. 
  1. The glory of God shows the honor due him.
  2.  The work of his hand tells he is the Creator.
  3. Verses 2 through 6 talks of God's light shining like the sun that nothing is dark in him.
  4. He is perfect, trustworthy, right, giving life to our souls, making his ways simple to understand, and being a joy-giver.
  5. God's commands are radiant, pure and righteous.
  6. His ways are more sought after than gold and much more pure.
  7. His commands are sweeter than honey. 
  8. Lastly, the Lord is our Rock and Redeemer. 
Praise be to God!

1 comment:

  1. "God's commands are radiant, pure and righteous."

    whether we understand or no, we need to accept this truth.