There are many ways that God has chosen to reveal himself to us. We hear Him through His Word, the Bible. He speaks to us by His Spirit in times of prayer, and He can also be heard through His creation. In Psalm 19, David rejoices in the many ways God speaks. If we are listening, we too will hear God speak to us.
Day One: Pay Attention
PAY ATTENTION to the call of creation.
Read Psalm 19:1-6; Psalm 65:8
This psalm tells us the skies declare God’s glory. When you gaze into the sky, what do you find that reminds you of God’s glory? David also tells us that God’s declaration of His glory is continual and the message goes to all the earth. What does this reveal about the extent of God’s desire to be known? God does not only want us to know “about” Him, but also to experience Him. What kind of relationship is shown in v.5?
Day Two: Pursue the Promises
PURSUE the promises of scripture.
Read Psalm 19:7-8; Romans 7:22; Romans 15:4; James 1:25
Another way God speaks to us is through His Word. We can rest in the assurance that God’s Word is perfect, trustworthy, right and radiant. Which of these do you find most often results from your study of God’s Word: refreshing, wisdom, joy, or gladness? Are there any of these responses you want to see increased in your life? Both Romans 15:4 and James 1:25 tell us endurance or perseverance applied to the scriptures will result in blessing. What are some ways you’ve found to help you consistently pursue God’s Word?
Day Three: Press In
PRESS into God’s Presence
Read Psalm 19:9-10; Matthew 10:28
Verses 9 and 10 of Psalm 19 identify both the fear of God and the value of His decrees. The word used for fear (yir’ah) means to have reverence and to be terrified. Even though God has extended His love to us, He remains a holy God, and His righteous judgment will come to the earth one day. What did Jesus tell His twelve disciples in Matthew 10:28? What are some circumstances under which your fear and awe of God are increased? One way that we can express our reverence for God is through genuine worship. Our expression of worship is not always musical. What are some of the ways you express your worship of God?