When reading Psalm 19 the other day it struck me that David had a special awareness of who God is. He writes, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands” (Psalm 19:1). David looked at creation, and he saw God.
Astronomers have discovered that space goes on forever, with millions of galaxies and an incalculable number of stars. Our modern understanding of the universe should cause us to declare with greater exaltation God’s glory.
It is my nature to always ask why. In this case why did God need to create such a vast universe? David makes the answer quite clear, to show us his glory. Again I ask why? I answer myself, so we have plain evidence of the awesomeness of God, and so we can understand that his ability is beyond our comprehension.
I can build a table and figure out how to fix some things. God created a vast universe that works to precise laws that our best minds over thousands of years have partially figured out. Those “best minds” were also created by him. How glorious is our God!
As I read through the rest of Psalm 19, I realized that David understood God’s glory very well. He speaks of the laws God made for us, and how these laws are good for our souls. From a vast universe that runs to perfection, to laws that help us walk through our daily life, David understood that God has provided for us, and he has shown himself to us.
David ends his Psalm with a humble and worshipful declaration, “May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”