A Perfect Revelation of Our God
As I read this Psalm, I have imagined David as a shepherd standing in the field at sunrise and penning these words.
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.
2 Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge.
3 There is no speech nor language Where their voice is not heard.
4 Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their words to the end of the world. In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun,
5 Which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoices like a strong man to runs its race.
6 Its rising is from one end of heaven, and its circuit to the other end. Psalm 19:1-6
You see, Nature and the revelation of nature do indeed testify of God’s love and this is the motto of this Psalm. Therefore David speaks of God’s glory as seen in His created works.
We should give glory to God for the wisdom, power, skill, benevolence it took to create the world, for these things constitute God’s glory. We become awe struck when we look into the heaven and with naked eye behold the sun, moon, stars all of which hanging in perfect balance, all in their place as it were by nothing, but the power of the creator God.
As another day passes unto the next, yet consistently and constantly, God expresses His love for us by keeping all things in perfect balance. A balance kept so, that we will continue to live.
Verse four reads, “Their line has gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tabernacle for the sun.”
A line or measuring line is used to determine boundaries. The fact that the sun continues to rise, march its way across the sky and does this continually day after day, testifies that all nature operates within the boundaries set before them by their creator.
The Hebrew word used for “sound” or “speech” emphasized the term mighty orchestra, whose music was a kind of inarticulate Te Deum of praise to the Creator and Preserver of life.”
Paul quotes this verse in part to illustrate the worldwide progress of the gospel in Romans 10:18.
The sun is likened as a bride groom coming out of his chamber with vitality and brightness and happiness (see Isaiah 61:10; Isaiah 62:5). The sun with all its splendor, not as an object of worship but as bridegroom full of vitality, brightness, and happiness burst forth from his chamber to fill its tabernacle which is the sky with brightness to give us both warmth and light, and all bear witness to the loving care that our heavenly Father has for us in that He has thought of and anticipated our every need.
We in our sinfulness, often desire to hide things, thinking none will see, but like the rays of the sun, many things can be hidden from sun’s rays, but the heat of the sun penetrates all, and so does the loving eyes of the heavenly Father. Those things we think we can hide such as our desires, our motives, our cherished sins, the warmth of God’s love can penetrate all even to the most hidden thoughts of our hearts.
God keeps all in perfect balance and as He keeps all nature in balance. Therefore He can keep us in balance when we open our hearts to him and acknowledge Him as Creator and Sustainer.