rejoices like a strong man to run its race.

I remember him talking about the two books which told about God and creation. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. This is strictly true; but who believes it? A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. We do not know when David wrote Psalm 19. When the great flood came “all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened” (Genesis 7:11; see also Psalm 148:4). We need 2 cookies to store this setting. The pleasure of sense soon surfeit, yet never satisfy; but those of religion are substantial and satisfying; there is no danger of excess. Book I: what the heavens tell (Psalm 19:1-6). made. The counter-changing of day and night is a great proof of the power of God, and calls us to observe, that, as in the kingdom of nature, so in that of providence, he forms the light, and creates the darkness, Isaiah 45:7, and sets the one against the other. This part of the psalm is not about the book of nature. Again, the sun is not a heavenly being, a “god” to be worshipped. The event was the regular Sunday evening meeting of the Lutheran Student Association (LSA). ‘Now,’ said he, ‘lay your hand on your own heart, and see if you are not more troubled than I am; and then go your way, and, instead of pitying me, pity yourself.’” (Spurgeon), Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous. He travels in a big circle to the other end. Finally, the psalm offers an invitation to lead a life directed by God’s torah or teaching (vv. All people may hear these preachers speak in their own tongue the wonderful works of God. Considering Psalm 19 as a whole indicates that it deals with essential themes of biblical faith. Yet even apart from that, the heavens certainly have a powerful message to communicate. [3] They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: is wonderful. No prayer can be acceptable before God which is not offered in the strength of our Redeemer or Divine Kinsman, through Him who took our nature upon him, that he might redeem us unto God, and restore the long-lost inheritance. Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. One night tells the next night what it knows.

the sun. In the poet’s imagination the sun emerges each day with the freshness and happiness of a bridegroom on the first day of married life. He read from Psalm 19, “the heavens are telling the glory of God.” The other book, he said, was the book of nature. iii. The Holy Scripture is of much greater benefit to us than day or night, than the air we breathe, or the light of the sun. Let us give God the glory of all the comfort and benefit we have by the lights of heaven, still looking above and beyond them to the Sun of righteousness. iv. Again, the sun is not a heavenly being, a “god” to be worshipped. We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. [7] Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. The word "law" is translated from the Hebrew torah and means instruction (verses 7-10). language. The book of the scriptures, which makes known to us the will of God concerning our duty. mistakes? 19 (Dallas: Word Books, 1983), Hayes, John H., in Craddock, Fred B.; Hayes, John H.; Holladay, Carl R.; Tucker, Gene M., Preaching Through the Christian Year, A (Valley Forge: Trinity Press International, 1992), Kidner, Derek, Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries: Psalms 1-72, Vol.

e. Then I shall be blameless: David knew that when sin was addressed in his life – dealing both with inward, secret sin and outward, presumptuous, enslaving sin – then he could be blameless and innocent of great transgression. Changes will take effect once you reload the page. Click on the different category headings to find out more. ii. Now look at verses 7 - 11. [2] And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. [4] Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. With verse 7, the psalm moves out of metaphor and modulates into a more prosaic key.