God speaks our language!
Scripture reading for June 8th: Psalms 19-24
God wrote two books: nature and the Bible! Psalm 19 tells of God speaking to all mankind through the glory of His creation! (Psalm 19:1-4) Creation cries out concerning the goodness of God to all people of every language and culture. It is evident to those who will listen and learn that creation did not just ‘happen’. It was created with order and precision that could only come from high intelligence and great wisdom and power.
In addition to nature, God also gave man His law or word. (Psalm 19:7-11) The law of the Lord is perfect and right revealing God’s holiness and glory. Those who will be instructed or warned by it will find revival of true life. Light will enter their souls and wisdom for right living will bring joy to each heart. It is able to discern hidden errors and keep man from willful sins that would cause him to be lost forever from the Lord. God truly has spoken our language and understands what man needs most.
Psalm 20 and 21 remind those who trust in the Lord that He will protect them and that they will ultimately triumph over their enemies. Life on earth is warfare. Our enemies trust in ‘chariots and horses’! God’s people trust in the name of the Lord our God! (Psalm 20:7-8) God is our strength and the source of all victory and blessing! We can only praise Him who will defeat our enemies! (Psalm 21:8-13) We are confident and will stand firm in His unfailing love!
Psalm 23 tells of a great Shepherd who will lead and protect his people. This Shepherd will provide safety and green pastures to His people. They will not need to fear, even when the ‘valley of death’ is ahead of them. God our Shepherd is with us and leads us forward to a table of eternal blessing!
Psalm 24 tells of God’s ownership and rulership over all the earth and universe. He is the King of Glory! This King wants all who come to Him to have clean hands and a pure heart! (Psalm 24:3-5) When we go humbly to the Lord and ask for forgiveness, He shows us mercy. He has provided the sacrifice for our sins in His Son, Jesus Christ! The doors of heaven open for the King of Glory! Will you open your heart’s door for this amazing King to come in? (Revelation 3:20)