THE SERVANT GENERAL
HEAVENS AND THE GLORY OF GOD
reading brings us to Psalm 19. It is all about God's glory.
God told Job about His glory, and challenged Job regarding
his knowledge (or ignorance) about His creative work, in and
beyond the world (Job 38:1-38). In Psalm 19, David looks to
the heavens and is awed, as the heavens point to their Creator.
"The heavens declare the glory of God; the sky proclaims
its builder's craft." (Ps 19:2). The heavens, in all
their beauty and grandeur, speak of the power and wisdom of
God is not just in the heavens. God is also actively present
in the lives of people on earth. God is concerned about His
people, His creatures. God wants them to experience His awesome
majesty, but also to be able to live in abundance according
to His plan. So God gives us His law, His commandments, His
way of living. His law is perfect and trustworthy, and gives
wisdom while refreshing the soul (Ps 19:8). God's awesome
majesty results in reverential fear on our part, humbles us,
and prepares us to receive and live out His word.
His awesome majesty and His law point us to some of His essential
characteristics, that He is righteous and just. "The
fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The statutes of
the Lord are true, all of them just" (Ps 19:10). If the
God who created the awesome universe is just and righteous,
then, if we only follow Him and obey His law, we will never
go astray. If the One who created the vast and limitless universe
is concerned about us, then we know we are in the best of
hands. If we are in the best of hands, then no adversity or
suffering can ever faze us again.
bless you all.
to me life is Christ, and death is gain." (Phil 1:21)
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