Yesterday, we saw how David looked to nature to bring perspective about God in Psalm 8. Today we have another Psalm that begins in a similar way.
Psalm 19: 1 God’s splendor is a tale that is told; his testament is written in the stars. Space itself speaks his story every day through the marvels of the heavens. His truth is on tour in the starry vault of the sky, showing his skill in creation’s craftsmanship.
2 Each day gushes out its message to the next, night with night whispering its knowledge to all.
3 Without a sound, without a word, without a voice being heard,
4 Yet all the world can see its story. Everywhere its gospel is clearly read so all may know.
5 What a heavenly home God has set for the sun, shining in the superdome of the sky! See how he leaves his celestial chamber each morning, radiant as a bridegroom ready for his wedding, like a day-breaking champion eager to run his course.
6 He rises on one horizon, completing his circuit on the other, warming lives and lands with his heat.
Here David describes how God gives wordless revelation in the creation that continually speaks of its creator. David doesn’t see the stars as determining man’s fate, or the sun as a god. No, David does not confuse the creation with the creator. The creation is wonderful and points to a wonderful creator. Many years later, Paul would do the same thing.
Romans 1: 19 In reality, the truth of God is known instinctively, for God has embedded this knowledge inside every human heart. 20 Opposition to truth cannot be excused on the basis of ignorance, because from the creation of the world, the invisible qualities of God’s nature have been made visible, such as his eternal power and transcendence. He has made his wonderful attributes easily perceived, for seeing the visible makes us understand the invisible. So then, this leaves everyone without excuse.
21 Throughout human history the fingerprints of God were upon them, yet they refused to honor him as God or even be thankful for his kindness. Instead, they entertained corrupt and foolish thoughts about what God was like. This left them with nothing but misguided hearts, steeped in moral darkness.
The fingerprint of God is on you and all of creation. Are you willing to see it or would you rather attribute creation to chance? If you do point to evolution, where did the building blocks come from? Could you at least point to God as supplying them? Take time to consider how God’s creation shows who He is, how the visible creation can tell us about an invisible God.
To hear more about David and his Psalm, listen here: https://podpoint.com/light-of-christ-church-podcast/series/david-and-his-songs-the-early-years/today-sets-the-stage-for-tomorrow