Tag: the Law is glorious
Scripture reading for June 8th: Psalms 19-24
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.” (Psalm 19:1-4)
God broadcasts His glory to all who live on the earth. It does not matter what place on earth we live, from the equator to the polar regions. Our understanding is not based on knowing a language, like Greek or Hebrew, for nature declares God’s glory in every language! The beauty and intricacies of creation speak of a Creator who is mighty and powerful. They shout of a Creator who is intelligent and infinitely beyond us in imagination and ability. They tell us of a God of order and precision from the galaxies to the atoms! Creation, if listened to, leads us to wonder and worship!
“The Law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the Lord are sure and altogether righteous.” (Psalm 19:7-9)
God has given a second revelation of His glory to each man. This revelation is called the “Law of the Lord”. This Law is perfect and has life-giving ability. This Law is initially written on the heart of every man in his conscience. (Romans 2:14-15) It was given to Moses for God’s chosen people on Mt. Sinai and it came with glory. In the New Covenant, this Law is written not on stone tablets, but on the tablets of human hearts at the new birth. (Hebrews 10:16) This Law enables us to love God totally and love our neighbor as ourselves. It gives joy to the heart and light to our inner man. This Law of love endures forever and is sure and altogether righteous!
“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14)