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Psalm 19

Observation

God speaks because He is loving to speak of what is truly lovely.

Application

I’ve been quiet recently. I mean…I’m always kind of quiet. My nature is to not speak unless the situation seems to demand it. I think I’ve always taken to heart the Abraham Lincoln quote…”Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” That seems like it should be a proverb. Maybe there are already enough proverbs about guarding your tongue. Anyway…back to my thought. My quiet has been self-imposed and I’m not sure why except that something in me felt the need to withdraw from places where I used to speak;  places like facebook, twitter, this blog.  Today, as I read Psalm 19, I was struck by something very obvious…but yet today it meant something personal. The Psalm is about the revelation of God through nature and through His Word. Today the “speaking” words were jumping out at me.

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 reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words;
    no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice[b] goes out into all the earth,
    their words to the ends of the world.

Then…the second half of the psalm is about His law, statutes, precepts, commands, fear, and decrees. All things we can’t know unless He speaks. Then…the conclusion…

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart

Be acceptable in Your sight,

O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.

And so the revelation this morning was our God speaks. We have no way of knowing Him if He doesn’t speak. He’s spoken to us through His creation and His Word. Jesus Himself is known as the Word (John 1:1). So, it gets personal for me because I’m not speaking. I think an ongoing pattern of non-speaking is sin. At least, I think non-speaking for me at this time is sin. How can I not speak, when He has shown me great and wonderful things.  I know the King. Seeing beauty compels me to speak. And as long as my speaking is acceptable in His sight, then I have nothing to fear from speaking.

Prayer

Lord, You are MY rock. Lord you are MY redeemer. Thank you for personally reaching down into the muck and mire and setting my feet upon a rock. THE rock. Jesus. The rock of the object of my confession of faith. Jesus is who He said He was.  Upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it. Praise God.

 

 

 

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