Nature Speaks of God

The sky is speaking.  It communicates to us about the one who formed it.  Its vastness indicates our smallness.  The one who created the heavens (the sky) is larger than the sky.  The sky’s beauty speaks of creativity and flair.  God has flair.  God is not only the Creator, but he is also creative.  The sky says that God is good.  From the sky comes rain which gives us water.  God provides the most basic element of our survival from the sky.  Sometimes the sky speaks of judgement, like when the rain is withheld.  Sometimes the sky intimidates with the power of thunder and lightning.

In McHenry, IL today God sent snow from the sky.  It is the 18th of April and there is snow. What does that tell us?

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 reveal knowledge.
3 They have no speech, they use no words;
   no sound is heard from them.
4 Yet their voice[b] goes out into all the earth,
   their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
 5 It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
   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 deprived of its warmth.

 7 The law of the LORD is perfect,
   refreshing 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 decrees of the LORD are firm,
   and all of them are righteous.

 10 They are more precious than gold,
   than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
   than honey from the honeycomb.
11 By them your servant is warned;
   in keeping them there is great reward.
12 But who can discern their own errors?
   Forgive my hidden faults.
13 Keep your servant also from willful sins;
   may they not rule over me.
Then I winll be blameless,
   innocent of great transgression.

 14 May these iwords of my mouth and this meditation of my heart
   be pleasing in your sight,
  h LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Questions

  1. What two subjtects does the psalm discuss?
  2. How are the sky and God’s law connected?
  3. Why do predictability and consistency comfort pe ople?
  4. When you see the new day, the new sunrise, how can that help you?
  5. Thank God that he does not change in essence.

About Plymothian

I teach at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. My interests include education, biblical studies, and spiritual formation. I have been married to Kelli since 1998 and we have two children, Daryl and Amelia. For recreation I like to run, play soccer, play board games, read and travel.
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