UNVEILING THE GLORY OF GOD
As we hurry along buzzing here and there, the skies softly speak to us ... though rarely noticed.
Look. Listen. Know.
NOVEMBER 8 (2012)
Consider the Heavens
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard.
--PSALM 19:1-3 / ESV/English Standard Version
The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they display knowledge.
There is no speech or language
where their voice is not heard.
–NIV/New International Version / ‘84
We are to consider the heavens, that man thus may be directed to set his affections on things above. What is man, so mean a creature, that he should be thus honored! So sinful a creature, that he should be thus favored! Man has sovereign dominion over the inferior creatures, under God, and is appointed their lord. This refers to Christ. In Hebrews 2:6-8, the apostle, to prove the sovereign dominion of Christ, shows he is that Man, that Son of man, here spoken of, whom God has made to have dominion over the works of his hands. The greatest favor ever shown to the human race, and the greatest honor ever put on human nature, were exemplified in the Lord Jesus. With good reason does the psalmist conclude as he began, Lord, how excellent is your name in all the earth, which has been honored with the presence of the Redeemer, and is still enlightened by his gospel, and governed by his wisdom and power! What words can reach his praises, who has a right to our obedience as our Redeemer? In singing this and praying it over, though we must not forget to acknowledge with suitable affections, God’s common favors to mankind, particularly in the serviceableness of the inferior creatures to us, yet we must especially set ourselves to give glory to our Lord Jesus, by confessing that he is Lord, submitting to him as our Lord, and waiting till we see all things put under him and all his enemies made his footstool.
A coincidental excerpt [?] taken from, ‘Matthew Henry, Daily Readings’, edited by Randall J. Pederson, published by Christian HERITAGE.
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