The Psalmist breaks down his argument in two basic categories why God should carry weight in your life. First, the glory of God's creation. Second, the glory of God's word in our lives. The heavens tell the glory of God (Ps. 19:1). His creation is like a letter written to us so we can learn about His magnificence, wealth and abundance beyond anything we can describe. The size of the universe is unbelievable. More than 170 billion galaxies make up God's creation. Consider these facts:
1. The distance from the earth to the sun = 1 astronomical
2. Distance from earth to nearest star = 265,000 AU
3. Distance from earth to center of Milky Way galaxy =
4. Distance from earth to next big galaxy (Andromeda) =
1000 times farther away than center of Milky Way
5. Distance to farther galaxy = 5400 times farther away than
If the universe is so big, don't you think the Creator of it should carry some weight in our lives?
If God's creation is so magnificent, His word must be glorious also because when He spoke, everything was made (Ps. 19:1-6; Gen. 1:1-27). It's perfect and complete. God's word is the divine standard or owner's manual showing how to get the most out of life. No other book or resource can compare with the Bible in its reliability to share practical wisdom for daily living (Ps. 19:7).
His word must be glorious too because when He spoke, everything was made (Ps. 19:1-6; Gen. 1:1-27).
His word must be glorious too because when He spoke, everything was made (Ps. 19:1-6; Gen. 1:1-27)
Not only does God's word impact our mind, but our emotions. Because God's word is righteous, we can rejoice with a pure heart knowing our path leads to pleasing outcomes (Ps. 19:8). According to the Oxford English Dictionary, our happiness is based on luck or good fortune, but joy is described as a vivid emotion of pleasure not dependent on our circumstances. We can enjoy life no matter what happens.
Peoples' opinions about us vary. Some like us and others don't. But a morally pure life based on the true word of God endures forever (Ps. 19:9). If we base our life on God's word, we live a stable life, not at the mercy of mood swings. We can live with full confidence and assurance instead of doubts whether we measure up.
Nothing on earth is more desirable or reaps greater reward than obeying God's word (Ps. 19:10-11). It is better than gold and sweeter than honey.
One of the best blessings we can ever possess is accountability. People can assist, but the best source of accountability is God's word. It protects us from both hidden sins and pride so they don't rule our lives (Ps. 19:12-13). When we break God's law, God will pardon us from sin's curse. When we confess or agree that our sin violates God's holiness, He will see us as blameless and perfect. I can't think of anything more precious than hearing God say to me, "Well done, , good and faithful slave. . . enter into the joy of your master" (Matt. 25:23). Here's the reward in making Christ number one in our life!
Which of these reasons carry the most weight why God should be preeminent in your life? Confess any known sin and pray Ps. 19:14 so God will delight and be pleased with you.