Today’s Reading: Psalm 19
“In his earliest days the psalmist, while keeping his father’s flock, had devoted himself to the study of God’s two great books—nature and Scripture; and he had so thoroughly [studied] these two volumes in his library that he was able…to compare and contrast them, magnifying the excellency of the Author as seen in both. How foolish and wicked are those who instead of accepting the two sacred tomes, and delighting to behold the same divine hand in each, spend all their wits in endeavoring to find discrepancies and contradictions. We may rest assured that the true ‘Vestiges of Creation’ will never contradict Genesis…He is wisest who reads both the world-book, and the Word-book as two volumes of the same work, and feels concerning them, ‘My Father wrote them both.’” (C.H. Spurgeon)
Regarding this psalm, Mr. Spurgeon speaks of the two great volumes of God’s revelation to us: nature and Scripture—and how they compliment each other. And this is absolutely true. Scripture (rightly understood), and science (an accurate study of nature) will always agree. Why? Because God has authored them both, as the psalmist’s lyrics make clear.
In addition, I am quite sure that the psalmist would not have been aware of this, but it isn’t hard to see Jesus in Psalm 19. Jesus is the Word of God, made flesh (John 1:1-18)! His words, deeds, works, promises, actions, and attitudes—all that he is and has done—speak perfectly and infallibly about God, and for God. He is God’s final authoritative Word. No one or word revives the soul, enlightens the eyes, makes wise the simple, and secures and purifies the one who fears, more than he. And truly: meditation upon Christ the Word will lead to all things good and pure—rewarding all those who dwell upon him.
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