Psalm 19: words of exaltation to divine creation
Psalm 19 is considered a Psalm of Wisdom, which celebrates the word of God in the context of creation. The text begins in the heavens, speaks of the power of the Divine word and ends in the hearts of the faithful to God. See the beautiful sacred words.
Psalm 19: the praise to God’s creation of the world
Read the Psalm below with great faith:
” 1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
3 They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
4 Yet their voice[b] goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
5 It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
6 It rises at one end of the heavens
and makes its circuit to the other;
nothing is deprived of its warmth.
7 The law of the Lord is perfect,
refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
8 The precepts of the Lord are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.
9 The fear of the Lord is pure,
The decrees of the Lord are firm,
and all of them are righteous.
10 They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the honeycomb.
11 By them your servant is warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.
12 But who can discern their own errors?
Forgive my hidden faults.
13 Keep your servant also from willful sins;
may they not rule over me.
Then I will be blameless,
innocent of great transgression.
14 May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”
Interpretation of Psalm 19
Of all the creations of God, heaven is the one that brings the greatest mystery and admiration. It changes phases every day, which presents an unparalleled spectacle at sunrise and sunset, in the different phases of the moon, in the passage of comets and glows of the stars. It is in Heaven that there is divine sovereignty, where God and all the angels and saints live and therefore it represents the Glory and the firmament of His holiness.
Verses 2 to 4
There are no words to describe the magnitude and beauty of the divine work, nor the greatest poets would be able to sum up in words what God has built in only seven days. However, throughout the world, the voice of God is heard every day in the magnitude of his work, in the enchantment of the sun and the skies, of water and living things. No words are needed, just feel the presence of God in His creatures.
Verses 5 and 6
God is proud of all his work. Rejoice, on the 7th day your creation as you rest. He sees the perfection and balance of all that He has created, sees that His glory is represented permanently among men.
Verses 7 to 9
Here the psalmist strengthens how perfect God’s law is, makes everything cyclical and valuable. God testifies of His wisdom to those who do not understand and His precept are right, upright, true and joyful. The commandments of God are pure and aim for goodness, love and light; it teaches us the best way. For those who stubbornly do not see the light, God imposes himself as the sovereign Father and from there comes fear. The fear of God remains eternal, so that the judgment lives in mankind’s head and they are always righteous.
Verses 10 and 11
In these verses from Psalm 19 the author shows how the precepts, laws, and the fear of God are desirable, sweet, and necessary. And the servant of Christ who keeps and follows Him is rewarded by Him.
Verses 12 to 14
The perfection of God’s nature and law causes the psalmist to consider his own imperfection. He admits himself as the work of the Lord but knows that he is full of sins of pride, and asks God to purify him. His final prayer calls for deliverance from any sin and for him to stand firm in the praise of God.
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