Today Psalm 19 stirred my heart and filled me with a desire to be more like Jesus.
This psalm acknowledges the two books that reveal His character, nature and the scriptures (referred to by David and at this point in history, “the law”).
Psalm 19:1-6 are about God’s works seen in the power of creation. I particularly like the following,
“The heavens are telling of the glory of God;
and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.
Day to day pours forth speech,
and night to night reveals knowledge.” -Psalm 19:1, 2
David is stating that all creation, each and every day testifies to the existence of a creator God. No wonder the devil attacks the theory of creation so intensely!
Then Psalm 19:7-11 speak of God’s character and will for humanity being revealed through His “Word.”
The verse that particularly touched my heart is verse 13,
“Also keep back Your servant from presumptuous sins;
Let them not rule over me;
Then I will be blameless,
And I shall be acquitted of great transgression.” -Psalm 19:13
After walking with Jesus for nearly 20 years, oh how I wish I could say all presumptuous sins were behind me, but there have still been some and there are still times of struggle with these sort of sins. So David’s prayer is the cry of my heart today,
“Let them not rule over me!…Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” -Psalm 19:13b, 14)
I want to get to the place where my only thought is “what is pleasing, what is acceptable to You Jesus?”
If you want to pray for me you can pray that on my behalf!
Tomorrow’s Reading: Job 13 & 14