The God who speaks – Pt 2 – Song of the Word
Last time we looked at the first part of Psalm 19 and how God reveals himself to us in creation without using words. Creation clearly shows that there is a God, and he is powerful. However to know more about God and his relationship with us, we need words as well. So as the Psalm continues, David sings about the wonder of the words God speaks to us. Let’s listen carefully to the rest of this song and consider what our response should be.
- Read these verses and then fill in the table below.
|Verse||Description of God’s word||What it is like?||What effect does it have on us?
(Try and put this in your own words.)
- Is this the way you view God’s Word? Pick out one or two things that you wrote in the table and bring them before the Lord in prayer.
The same God who created the world is the God who reveals himself to us through His Word. The heavens declare the glory of God. God’s Word declares that the Creator of the heavens loves us and wants us to be in a glorious relationship with Him.
- David now gives two images of the way he reacts to God’s Word. What are these images and why do you think he chose these two things?
- Verse 11 describes two things that can happen as we read God’s Word. What are they and why are they both important?
King David had a huge amount of wealth, yet he is rarely known for his riches. He is much better known for his great heart toward God. David recognises that the more we immerse ourselves in God’s Word and heed what it says, the more we live the way God created us to be.
- What does God’s Word cause David to realise? (vs 12, 13)
- Verse 14 is a familiar prayer. After beginning this Psalm with the heavens declaring the glory of God, why do you think David ends his song in this way? Pray this prayer for yourself.
How amazing! The Lord God – the Creator of everything – is our Rock and our Redeemer. He is the One we can depend on. He is the one who died for us. Titus 2:14 says: [Jesus] ‘gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.’
Something to sing about
You may like to listen to one or more of these songs: Speak O Lord (Getty, Townend); Thy Word (Amy Grant); How Firm a Foundation (attributed to John Keene); Ancient Words (Robin Mark).