The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
2Day to day pours out speech,
and night to night reveals knowledge.
3There is no speech, nor are there words,
whose voice is not heard.
4Their voice goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.
In them he has set a tent for the sun,
5which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber,
and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.
6Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
and its circuit to the end of them,
and there is nothing hidden from its heat.
7The law of the Lord is perfect,
reviving the soul;
the testimony of the Lord is sure,
making wise the simple;
8the precepts of the Lord are right,
rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is pure,
enlightening the eyes;
9the fear of the Lord is clean,
the rules of the Lord are true,
and righteous altogether.
10More to be desired are they than gold,
even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey
and drippings of the honeycomb.
11Moreover, by them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.
12Who can discern his errors?
Declare me innocent from hidden faults.
13Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins;
let them not have dominion over me!
Then I shall be blameless,
and innocent of great transgression.
14Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in your sight,
O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
I hate sitting in traffic. During rush hour, I purposely avoid certain roads knowing it’s going to be bumper to bumper. If I can be honest, I’m not a fan of anything that slows down my normal pace of life. The truth is, I think we all have a little bit of that mentality in us. It’s so easy to just try and survive the day. If we aren’t careful, we can go through the day going from one thing to the next.
In these passages, David takes time to slow down and reflect on what God has done, and is doing. David quickly shifts from praising the God who reveals himself in creation, to praising the same God for revealing himself in his word. There are so many ways that God wants to reveal himself to us.
Thought for Today: Slow down to see God at work. We can become so busy in our day to day that we miss what God is trying to reveal to us. When was the last time you took a moment to reflect on God’s creation? What do you need to praise God for today?
Today’s Prayer: Ask God to help you see what he sees. Pray for help not to get so caught up in our schedules, that we lose sight of the creator.