Friday, October 19, 2012
Verse for Today - Psalm 19:14 (click for mini-blog)
"May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer."
Read all of Psalm 19
Psalm 19 is an important Psalm. It is the classic reference for the two ways in which God has revealed himself. He has done so by "General Revelation (vss 1-4) and Special Revelation (vss. 7-11)... that is to say through the creation all around us AND through the self-revelation of His Word.
In other words, for those with eyes to see, the EVIDENCE is everywhere... around us and within. Examples abound... from birds being able to migrate to places they've never been and construct nests they've never seen, to the way our minds can remember the past, and really even the existence of life at the molecular and chromosomal level.
Special revelation is something else. It is the visitations and written record of these visits and revelations. On a practical basis, God's special revelation is mostly the Bible. 2 Timothy 3:16 says, "All Scripture was given by inspiration of God is profitable..." It records the truth and teaches us about God, His grace and the work of salvation He accomplished in Christ.
In our Verse for Today, the Psalmist recognizes the importance of the words he is speaking and thoughts he is thinking... that their ultimate standard is God Himself.
We will all be measured by the the same Standard, and so we should all pray this same prayer.