One of my favorite Bible passages is Psalm 19. David, the psalmist,
illustrates how God is a master communicator. This psalm has three parts:
1) God speaks through creation;
2) God speaks through His Word; and
3) David’s response to both.
First, we see that God speaks through His work of creation. God’s creation
preaches at all times, in all places, and in every language (verses 1-6)!
Second, God’s Word speaks to us even more clearly than creation. God’s Word
restores life, gives wisdom, gives joy to the heart, enlightens the eyes,
endures forever, brings pleasures and warnings, and gives great rewards
Finally, the psalm closes with David’s humble response: concern about the
power of sin in his life and a desire to please God in all he does (verses
Like David, people throughout history have been able to look up at the
stars and stand in awe of Godincluding Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth
president of the United States. Reportedly, Lincoln said the following
while on a stargazing walk: I can see how it might be possible for a man
to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he
could look up into the heavens and say there is no God. Daniel Dore
When we spend time in God’s creation, how does God speak to us about His
power and divine creativity?
While God communicates wonderful things through His creation, why is it
still important for us to spend time in His Word, the Bible?
How is David’s response to creation in Psalm 19 a model for us today?
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his
hands. Psalm 19:1 (NIV)