“The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known. They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard. Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world. God has made a home in the heavens for the sun. It bursts forth like a radiant bridegroom after his wedding. It rejoices like a great athlete eager to run the race. The sun rises at one end of the heavens and follows its course to the other end. Nothing can hide from its heat. The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul. The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The commandments of the Lord are right, bringing joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are clear, giving insight for living. Reverence for the Lord is pure, lasting forever. The laws of the Lord are true; each one is fair. They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold. They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the comb. They are a warning to your servant, a great reward for those who obey them. How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart? Cleanse me from these hidden faults. Keep your servant from deliberate sins! Don’t let them control me. Then I will be free of guilt and innocent of great sin. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”
Psalms 19:1-14 NLT
This passage makes me think on God’s creation. It’s says in Romans that no one is innocent and everyone has sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23. Creation is an imprint of God. It’s no wonder that we as humans want to have morals, want to be right, and feel so strongly about injustice. Even in humans, we can see it points to something bigger than ourself. In creation we have the sun, the moon, the earth, and our whole galaxy. All of it, God made and points to God. Then on top of that God made us to be relationally oriented wanting and needing to be in relationship with God. We need to be in God’s word everyday. Being refreshed by God and by his word is something we should aim to have in our lives. Taking time to praise him, talk to him, think on his word, and follow him daily.
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