Day 8 | February Devotional from Psalms - "What the Glory of the Heavens is Saying to You"

Friday, February 08, 2019 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Solar Eclipse from August 21 2017. Photographic in Nashville, Tenn. -

Our devotional has landed on Psalms 19. We will use this Psalm to consider God’s creation as a point of inspiration. David wrote in Psalm 145:5, "I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, And on Your wondrous works."

There is something life-lifting in meditating on the works of God. We often marvel at the works of man, but nothing compares to the works of God. 

David wrote in Psalm 19:1-3, The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language Where their voice is not heard.

The heavens are the skies, both the daytime and night skies, going into space. The heavens declare God’s creative glory and his power to regulate all things. David said that day and night utter speech. It also reveals knowledge. God speaks to us through His creation and challenges us to expand our knowledge. Jesus used parables about nature to illuminate truth. Of course, I don’t suggest we worship nature or put nature on the level of God’s word and and person of Christ. I do suggest that you become more impressed with what God has done than what man is doing. 

I challenge you to elevate your thinking and remove yourself from the petty and pointless things of this world that compete for your attention. As a matter of fact, when you meditate on the glorious splendor of God's majesty and on His wondrous works, you will experience a reset in your outlook and in your thinking. By looking at a big God, you will see yourself in proper perspective and realize  your help and strength are available from Christ.

Psalms 19:12-14 concludes with these words of correction and reflection:
"Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults. Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; Let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, And I shall be innocent of great transgression. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer."

Reflection Question: What are 2-3 inspiring messages from the heavens and nature to you?

Today’s action item based on insight: