Psalm 19

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Greetings!  I love this Psalm, especially the opening.  Whenever I go outside in the morning and it is dark I instinctively look up and think of verses 1-2.  I also think of one of our World Vision sponsor kids, a boy named Dennis who lives in Kenya.  We’ve been writing to him for nine years, and I got to meet him in person on a couple mission trips.  He loves astronomy and I gave him a book on it during our last visit. 

God speaks to us in his creation, as Romans 1 points out. 

This is a fantastic prayer.  It praises God and his creation, acknowledges the beauty and power of his commands, humbly asks for wisdom and forgiveness and closes with a famous request. 

Psalm 19

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

 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 display knowledge.

 3 There is no speech or language
       where their voice is not heard.

 4 Their voice goes out into all the earth,
       their words to the ends of the world.
       In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun,

 5 which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion,
       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 hidden from its heat.

 7 The law of the LORD is perfect,
       reviving 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,
       enduring forever.
       The ordinances of the LORD are sure
       and altogether righteous.

 10 They are more precious than gold,
       than much pure gold;
       they are sweeter than honey,
       than honey from the comb.

 11 By them is your servant warned;
       in keeping them there is great reward.

 12 Who can discern his errors?
       Forgive my hidden faults.

 13 Keep your servant also from willful sins;
       may they not rule over me.
       Then will I be blameless,
       innocent of great transgression.

 14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
       be pleasing in your sight,
       O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

What passages stood out to you, and why?

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