By Ricky Kennedy (Worship Associate)
Psalm 19 has three sections to it, and all of them tie in together supporting one another beautifully. David is the author of this Psalm.
Verses 1-6 : The heavens declare the glory of God. Day and night the heavens declare the glory of God, there is no one that doesn’t see God’s work.
The first section is verses 1-6. These verses poetically describe how “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.” All of creation exists to give glory to God. I believe that statement will change a person’s life, and the way they view the world. EVERYTHING was created by God with it’s main purpose being to glorify its Creator. That also means that you and I were created with the purpose of giving glory to God! That IS your purpose! I have a saying that helps me remember everything is for God’s glory and not mine—”It’s not about me, it’s all about Him.”
Verses 7-11 : God’s Word is good for us, it benefits us greatly, even more than riches and pleasure, and will keep us out of danger.
The second section is verses 7-11. It says that God’s Word is good for us, it benefits us greatly, even more than riches and pleasure, and will keep us out of danger. It says God’s Word is perfect, sure, right, pure, clean, true, and righteous. It says that God’s Word converts our soul, makes us wise, makes our heart rejoice, enlightens our eyes, endures forever, and feels good to us, even more than money and pleasure. Every desire you have, at it’s root, is from God. Every desire you have is a good thing! The problem is when we try to fill desires God has given us with selfish and sinful motives...which by the way will never leave us satisfied and complete. God has given us desires so that we can enjoy Him with hearts that say “It’s all about Jesus!” That is how we glorify God with our lives!
Verses 12-14 : God, protect us from sins that we know and sins that we aren’t aware of… “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to You O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.”
The third and final section is verses 12-14. It is a prayer from David asking God to protect him from sins that he is and isn’t aware of. This section (verse 14 in particular) has become a regular prayer of mine. “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.” I want to encourage you… the first day you don’t sin will be the day you get to heaven! But God wants a Psalm 19:14 kind of heart from us.
As for me, I am going to choose to take on the attitude of David in verse 14.
It’s not about me, it’s all about Him.