reflection on psalm 19

December 22, 2020

Psalm 19:7-10 simply repeats itself, over and over celebrating the life-giving message of God’s words given to humanity. Ebook version. Jesus’ Death and the Powers: Religious Exclusivism (The Temple), 8. To the leader. There are six aspects of the word of the LORD: b. We could say, in light of other emphases we have seen in the Old Testament, that it is as joyous people that God’s people best serve as a channel for God’s blessing meant for all the families of the Earth. psalm 22 god’s spiritual benefits to faithful souls. Jesus’ Death and the Powers: Cultural Exlusivism (Law), 7. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. The theme of psalm 91 is stated outright. 6. Change ). Psalm 46 A Psalm of the sons of Korah. Psalm 19 is the 19th psalm in the Book of Psalms, known in English by its first verse, in the King James Version, "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. ii. Alejandro Escovedo—A MAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE, 56. enlightening. Whenever I read the beginning of Psalm 19 I hear a sense of the joy of creation and the echoes of people who have shared their feeling of closeness to God in nature; whether it be in the mountains, or the bush or by the sea. The Handsome Family—THROUGH THE TREES, 59. God speaks to us on the left side of the diagram through his world and his word. [2] Allen Ross, A Commentary on the Psalms, (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Academic & Professional, 2011), 467–8. Their line — Their admirable structure, made with great exactness, and, as it were, by rule or line, as the word קו, kav, here used, generally signifies. In the third section, the psalmist says, “Let the words of my mouth….” (v. 14). 2 Therefore we will not be afraid, . The Justice of God in the Book of Revelation, 12. God does not give us the commands just so that we might realize what worms we are. There are two excellent books which the great God has published for the instruction and edification of the children of men; this psalm treats of them both, and recommends them both to our diligent study. THEME AND REFLECTION TIME. David reflected on its impact in his life (11) both warning and rewarding. [9] The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, 215. Each day informs the following day; each night announces to the next. Psalm 2 is considered to be a ‘royal psalm’ or an 'enthronement psalm.' David responds with an acknowledgment of his way and a prayer for cleansing from sins and preservation from sinfulness.[12]. He may allow COVID-19 to touch our families, our church, and our communities. They help us move beyond unfortunate Christian stereotypes that see the God of the Old Testament mainly in terms of judgmental wrath and legalism. Judaism recites the words of this Psalm at Shabbat and Yom Tov. Chapter 19. a. Yes. It cannot be ignored. There is no compelling evidence to date the composition in the post-exilic period, but it might have been composed earlier. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Reflections on Old Testament Prophets (1 Isaiah), 04. Salvation in the Prophets, Salvation in Jesus: Mercy not Retribution, 08. Lewis declared Psalm 19 the treasure trove of the Psalter: “I take this to be the greatest poem in the Psalter and one of the greatest lyrics in the world.” 1 Overview of the Psalm Psalm 19 contains a series of subtle, contrasting, both-and-statements, or dyads. Reflections on Old Testament Prophets (Jeremiah, 2), 10. It transcends human communication without the use of speech, words, and sounds. [7] The Psalms as Christian Worship: A Historical Commentary, (Grand Rapids, MI, 2010), 358. Jesus’ Death and the Powers: Political Authoritarianism (Empire), 13. (2.18.07), (07) Humanness: A Blessing or a Curse? He suggests: “You need to read this real slow and have an instrumental version of Fields of Gold playing in the background. ― C.S. The word of the LORD reveals God’s will and transforms the lives of people (7–9). In verses 1 - 6 nobody speaks the words. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. though the earth trembles. 4 Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. So, revelation must come from God’s initiative. 12 Who can discern his errors? Begin memorizing Psalm 19: 7-11, and learn the Icons. Conclusion: Is There an Atonement Model in this Story? Jus ad bellum), The Long Shadow: World War II’s Moral Legacy (03. No to the War), The Long Shadow: World War II’s Moral Legacy (10. God’s Glory in Creation and the Law. Because of difference in style and content in the first and second sections, many scholars claim that they were originally individual compositions. The commands are for the sake of our joy, but they also are to protect us from transgressions. . The Rolling Stones—THE BEGGAR’S BANQUET, 58. He takes occasion hence to make a penitent reflection upon his sins; for by the law is the knowledge of sin. God reveals himself to his people through the creation and his word. The material in verses 7–11 emphasizes the law.[10]. In verse three makes the point that the heavenly witnesses seem to be silent, but their testimony is heard continuously. After expressing natural and the specific revelation, the psalmist reflects on himself in relation to God and his revelation. 3. Psalm 19 describes The communication process between God and man. This song very distinctly divides itself into three parts, very well described by the translators in the ordinary heading of our version. "Notice that it's day. I didn’t know this when I moved to Ohio: Cleveland is almost as wet as Seattle. I think it rained every day for the first month I was here. The vivid imagery in the first part of the psalm includes portraying the rising of the sun as a joyous event, like “a bridegroom leaving his chamber” (19:5). The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Psalm 13:3 Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death; Psalm 119:98-100,105,130 There are many parallels to these truths in the spiritual realm. Still she was there. At the end of Psalm 91, the speaker changes to the Lord: Because he has his heart set on me, I will deliver him; I will protect him because he knows my name. Full Spectrum Dominance), The Long Shadow: World War II’s Moral Legacy (08. These psalms (like Psalms 20, 21, 72 and 110) focus on the kings of Israel in the dynastic line of David as God’s appointed representative of his reign on earth. Madame Day holds classes every morning, Professor Night lectures each evening. This warning is crucial. [6] The act of creating everything by His own will and through His own command reveals his power; all aspects of creation reveal his wisdom; and the beauty of all creation reveals the beauty of God. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! God makes a huge dome for the sun—a superdome! Our prayer is a response to His word, His special revelation. Morning Reflection 3/08/12 – Psalm 19. [4] C. Richard Wells and Ray Van Neste, Forgotten Songs: Reclaiming the Psalms for Christian Worship (Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing Group), 12. Biblical Apocalyptic: What is Being Revealed? The Latin version begins "Caeli enarrant gloriam Dei". Reflections on Old Testament Prophets (2 Isaiah), 05. Trust: The foundation for spirituality, Reflections on sin: Brokenness in the world [Romans 1:18-23], (01) Reading the Bible with Pacifist Eyes, (04) Retribution and Mercy—Genesis 6–9; 18–19, (06) In and Out of Egypt—Genesis 37–50; Exodus 1–15, (08) The Conquest: God’s Dark Side?—Joshua 1–11, (10) Israel, Kingship, and Violence—I Samuel 8; Deuteronomy 17, (11) King David and the Ambiguities of Power—2 Samuel 12:1-14, (12) King Solomon and Temple Politics—1 Kings 1–9, (13) The Battle with Baal—1 Kings 21:1-29, (14) The Prophetic Faith—Amos 5:14-24; Hosea 11:1-9, (15) Sometimes Repentance Isn’t Enough—2 Kings 22:1-13, (16) Israel’s Fall and Its Hope—Jeremiah 8:18-22; Isaiah 43:1-7. [14] In the Revised Common Lectionary, Psalm 19 is used in Easter, ordinary time after Pentecost, Lent, Ordinary time after Epiphany. Specific Revelation: The word of the LORD is most desirable because it not only reveals God’s will but also transforms the lives of people (7–11), In 19:7, language, style and content abruptly change from the revelation of God’s creation to the value of the word of the LORD. . Below is a reflection written by Ann one of our worship leaders on Psalm 46. It is indeed a thing of beauty. Thank you for mercy. In addition, the value of revelation calls for a response and the highlight of this psalm extends to the psalmist’s response. Response to Divine Revelation: The proper response to divine revelation is the confession of sin and the desire to be accepted by God (12–14). “We delight to praise what we enjoy because the praise not merely expresses but completes the enjoyment; it is its appointed consummation.” In Reflections on the Psalms, C. S. Lewis examines the mysterious and beloved Psalms to reveal the timeless meaning behind these ancient and cherished verses. . Witnessing to the preciousness of life, 09. psalm 23 who are they that shall ascend to heaven; christ’s triumphant ascension thither. ii. 3. Psalm 119:40 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness. Reflections on the Old Testament God (06): Psalm 19, A Theology of Welcome: Responding to the “Homosexuality” Issue, Mennonite Church USA’s “Teaching Position” on Homosexuality: A Critique, Portland Lectures #1—The Evolution of My Views, Portland Lectures #2—The Biblical Message, The “Homosexuality” Debate: Two Streams of Biblical Interpretation, The Logic of the Mennonite Church USA “Teaching Position” on Homosexuality, 67. It may also be featured in services that focus on a Christian response to the creation to the Earth Day. Psalm 19:4-5. One reason the word is a greater revelation than creation is that it tells us much more about God. Grieving unfaithfulness for mercy’s sake (Neh 8:13-18; 19:2-10, 30-36), 6. 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