Psalm 19 celebrates the divine through two distinct lenses: the natural world and the law of God. The first part paints a vivid picture of how the heavens, day, and night all declare the glory of God without uttering a word. The second part shifts the focus to the law, testimonies, and commandments of the Lord, describing them as perfect, sure, and enlightening to the soul. The psalm concludes with a heartfelt prayer for purification from hidden faults and presumptuous sins. Ultimately, Psalms 19 serves as a powerful reminder of the omnipresent glory of God, both in the natural world and in the law that guides human conduct.

Psalm 19

1  (To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.) The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

2  Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

3  There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

4  Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,

5  Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.

6  His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

7  The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

8  The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

9  The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.

10  More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

11  Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

12  Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.

13  Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

14  Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

End of Psalm 19

1 Year Plan: Feb 16 - Lev 9, Lev 10, Ps 19, Ps 20

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