Yesterday we studied pride, which is an abomination to God. As we begin to look at Psalm 19, we can easily see that only our Creator God’s work is worthy of glorifying. David, the shepherd-king, was accustomed to spending time outdoors. Both day and night he scanned the sky, and what he saw—the immense array of stars, the sun, and the moon—taught him to worship the Creator. “The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.” (Ps 19:1)
The heavens and the sky offer testimony about God both night and day. This revelation reaches everyone, just as the sun in its strength appears daily and reaches everywhere. This establishes, in part, the idea that all people have ample evidence telling them that God exists.
The more we learn about how the universe is structured, and how it works, the more fully we grasp the power of God. The message of this verse is also important for establishing “universal” evidence. Nature itself declares that there is a God, and tells us much about Him—this is something all people have some ability to understand.
The natural world reveals that God is wise, powerful, and eternal. Paul wrote that God’s “invisible attributes, namely, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world” (Romans 1:20). He also wrote in verse 20 that God’s revelation of Himself in nature leaves those who reject Him inexcusable.
Pointing out that God made what we see in the night sky was also a statement of theology, in the ancient world. God instructed His people not to worship the heavenly objects. In Deuteronomy 4:19 He said, “And beware not to lift up your eyes to heaven and see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, and be drawn away and worship them and serve them, those which the Lord your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven.” Those stars and planets are not deities, or spirits—they are the creations of God, just as we are.
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