Looking at the Word

Psalm 19:7-11

The ‘book of nature’, though universally available, is not always an easy one to read; for not everything in nature reflects the character of God. He has revealed Himself far more fully and clearly in His written word. The very fact that He has made the effort to communicate with us shows His desire to have a closer relationship with us.

The Scriptures bear the same signature of authorship as the skies, revealing that God our Creator is also Yahweh, our Redeemer. Just as the sun gives light and warmth to our world, so the Bible gives light and warmth to the soul (verse 7). Like the all-illuminating light of the sun (verse 6), it can reveal what is hidden deep inside our hearts (Hebrews 4:12); like the heat of the sun, it can transform us. It contains God’s manifold wisdom (in the form of stories, laws, commands and promises); and if we read it and meditate upon it, it will make us into the people God intended us to be.

To meditate on God’s words will do us no end of good (Philippians 4:8). Do we value them as highly as David did?
“They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the honeycomb.” (verse 10)

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