“We delight to praise what we enjoy because the praise not merely expresses but completes the enjoyment; it is its appointed consummation.” In Reflections on the Psalms, C. S. Lewis examines the mysterious and beloved Psalms to reveal the timeless meaning behind these ancient and cherished verses. So, revelation must come from God’s initiative. It is neither boastful nor self-seeking, but a prayer of humble repentance. Reflecting on Psalm 19:13 for my devotion tonight. God's wishes for us, a Reflection on Psalm 19 "Where did you see God?" 3 reflections on Psalm 19 by Peter Lockhart. [15] Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter For Worship, (Grand Rapids, MI: Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2012), 96. These psalms (like Psalms 20, 21, 72 and 110) focus on the kings of Israel in the dynastic line of David as God’s appointed representative of his reign on earth. Bob Garvey “Mindy” waits tables in a local “breakfast stop.” She works energetically, smiles at customers, and helps create a pleasant environment for those she serves. [8] However, in 19:4a, the heavenly revelation continues throughout the whole earth, the “words” reaching to the end of the inhabited world. Buddy Miller—YOUR LOVE AND OTHER LIES, 92. The theme of psalm 91 is stated outright. A Pacifist Critique of the Modern Worldview, 17. We have called this natural revelation and special revelation. Romans 1:18echoes that. Great summary of David’s prayer in Psalm 19. It reveals Him as the covenant God of love, as reflected in the structure of this psalm. Healing Justice: The Prophet Amos and a “New” Theology of Justice, 05. 2. Below is a reflection written by Ann one of our worship leaders on Psalm 46. I didn’t know this when I moved to Ohio: Cleveland is almost as wet as Seattle. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Reflections on Old Testament Prophets (2 Isaiah), 05. David reflected on its impact in his life (11) both warning and rewarding. The Handsome Family—THROUGH THE TREES, 59. In his Reflections on the Psalms, C.S. We see it every day, and there is no real explanation for all we see except God made it. Just to read and consider the thoughts in this psalm is a real blessing in itself. "Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. Reflections on Old Testament Prophets (Zechariah), 13. Conceptual unity, emphasis on two books of God of revelation: God’s general revelation in creation and of his special revelation in Scripture, Inclusionary form and the chiastic structure in the Masoretic Text. psalm 20 praise to god for christ’s exaltation after his passion. Reflections on Old Testament Prophets (Jeremiah, 2), 10. Pacifism and Knowing: John Howard Yoder’s Epistemology, A Pacifist Way of Knowing: Postmodern Sensibilities and Peace Theology, Bibliography: Peace and Justice and the Bible, Conrad Grebel Review (Spring 2009)—responses to J.D.Weaver, Pacifism with Justice: The Biblical and Theological Case, 1. One may assume that these and other details in the two passages led the compiler’s decision to place Psalm 19 after Psalm 18. Then we are reminded of the dangers of turning from the commands. A Christian Pacifist Perspective on War and Peace, 04. God does not give us the commands just so that we might realize what worms we are. Psalm 19:7-10 simply repeats itself, over and over celebrating the life-giving message of God’s words given to humanity. Thank you that you don’t always smite the wicked when we feel like you should. This song very distinctly divides itself into three parts, very well described by the translators in the ordinary heading of our version. What the War cost), The Long Shadow: World War II’s Moral Legacy (05. The things which are bad for you spiritually, which are bad for your so… I was glad I bought cute rain boots because I wear them. Using the the above commentary, make a "chart" defining the expressions used in Psalms 19 and 119 to describe the Word of God. For example, Briggs and Morgenstern consider the first part of the psalm which praises God’s creation as originally non-Israelite — an old hymn to the sun god Shamash/ Shemesh[1] identified as El and not to Yahweh. They also protect those who listen from being dominated by “presumptuous sins” (19:13). "In the Greek Septuagint version of the Bible, and in the Latin Vulgate, this psalm is Psalm 18 in a slightly different numbering system. 6 Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them, and there is nothing hidden from its heat. though the earth trembles. There are six aspects of the word of the LORD: b. 1-5). ra —God’s law—which is, after all, a collection of words. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight. 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When we look at the magnificence of the … Thank you for mercy. The passages from the Old Testament that we are considering this quarter may be read, so far at least, as helping us understand God’s creative love for humankind. Here in this Psalm we discover how to access God’s Hiding Place for us. Morning Reflection 3/08/12 – Psalm 19. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard. Really, you say? At the heart of Psalm 89 is the question of faithfulness.1 More particularly, the question centers on the faithfulness of God. In commanding us to glorify Him, God is inviting us to enjoy Him.”. The Babylonian god Shamash is called the “bridegroom.” In response, the psalmist draws attention to expression against the pagan myth. David authored Psalm 19. Pingback: Bible Studies on the Old Testament God « Peace Theology. ( Log Out /  Enter your email to receive notifications of new Daily Reflection Posts. Many phrases are repeated, using different words to convey similar 10 C.S. God’s Saving Justice: Paul and Salvation. The Latin version begins "Caeli enarrant gloriam Dei". When I first learned that David may not have written it, I was disappointed. Many phrases are repeated, using different words to convey similar 10 C.S. A Bible Devotion from Psalm 19. The word of the LORD is desirable and enjoyable because it enables people to be pleasing to the LORD (10–11). Bach, Beethoven, Handel, and Haydn expressed their delight with this Psalm through now well-known musical settings of its text. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. One reason the word is a greater revelation than creation is that it tells us much more about God. Psalm 19 shows the revelation of God in nature and in his word. He is good to us, and his love never fails. (9.10.06), (05) This is God’s World: So What? No matter how foolish, how childlike, we may be to begin with, so long as our minds are free from gunning and craftiness, and as are simple and sincere, this Book will make us truly wise. First, we read of all creation showing God’s glory. 1-6). The message of Psalm 19 is made emphatic by the use of parallel phrases, often chiastic in nature. A restored, humbler people (Neh 12:27-43; 13:15-22), Not a “good war”: Thoughts on World War II, Our confession as Mennonites of Jesus as Lord, 07. After the value and effect of the word of the LORD in the lives of people, the psalmist tells his delight in and benefit from the word of the LORD. THE nineteenth psalm is one of meditative praise. So Psalm 19:13, "Keep back thy servant from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me," implying that except we be kept back from them they will have dominion over us. Restoring Wholeness: The Alternative to Vengeance, Rethinking God, Justice, and Treatment of Offenders, Against Empire: A Yoderian Reading of Romans, MERCY, NOT SACRIFICE: The Bible’s Salvation Story, 10. In Psalm 19:1-6, God is referred to as El - the most generic word for God in the Hebrew language (even more generic than the commonly used Elohim). a. Believers must pray for cleansing from hidden faults (12). It may also be featured in services that focus on a Christian response to the creation to the Earth Day. The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: You know they do. 7 The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; (Praise of I AM as author of Torah) 8 the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; 9 the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether. The creator God infuses each day with possibilities for happiness, even ecstasy. This video is unavailable. . Reflections on Old Testament Prophets (Lamentations), 11. Psalm 19: 8 --The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. in times of trouble. "In the Greek Septuagint version of the Bible, and in the Latin Vulgate, this psalm is Psalm 18 in a slightly different numbering system. psalm 24 1 God is our refuge and strength, . 2 Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. Allen Ross articulates that “the sun may be compares to a mighty man rising in the morning from a bridal chamber; but contrary to pagan myth it is still the sun, and the language is poetic. c. Believers must always pray that their words and thought be acceptable to the LORD (14). A Reflection on Psalm 19... A priest observed a woman sitting in the empty church with her head in her hands. Psalms 19:7. In the third section, the psalmist says, “Let the words of my mouth….” (v. 14). Christian Pacifism and New Testament Understandings of the Death of Jesus, 10. Robert Earl Keen—A BIGGER PIECE OF SKY, Agnostic, Atheist Votes Matter in November. The Rolling Stones—THE BEGGAR’S BANQUET, 58. This warning is crucial. A Reflection on Psalm 23 - Words of David ST. MARY'S MEDICAL CENTER 2900 First Avenue • Huntington,WV 25702 304-526-1234 • www.st-marys.org. 11 Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. 12 Who can discern his errors? Psalm 19 has preoccupied my study time over the past week or so, reflecting on the beauty of creation and the power and blessing of God’s Law. ... COVID-19 Vaccines Are Coming: Are We Ready for Ethical, Equitable Distribution? psalms’ as opposed to some more generic type of ‘wisdom hymns’. Fully to enjoy is to glorify. Begin memorizing Psalm 19: 7-11, and learn the Icons. Their words aren’t heard, their voices aren’t recorded, But their silence fills the earth: unspoken truth is spoken everywhere. enlightening. . The psalm tells of nature’s praise of God the Creator (vv. God reveals himself to his people through the creation and his word. Ebook version. He suggests: “You need to read this real slow and have an instrumental version of Fields of Gold playing in the background. THE HEAVENS DECLARE THE GLORY OF GOD. 6. our small group asks us at the beginning of each meeting. Everyone the LORD has rescued from trouble should praise him, everyone he has brought from the east and the west, the north and the south. Divine revelation leads people to praise God, to confess their sins, and to renew their commitment to obey.”[13] This is connected to a biblical worship. There are two excellent books which the great God has published for the instruction and edification of the children of men; this psalm treats of them both, and recommends them both to our diligent study. Thank you that you are the God who loves before judging, no matter who we … ( Log Out /  God wants our happiness, not our punishment. Three stanzas consisting of seven quatrains (two lines; 1–2, 3–4, 5–6, 7–8, 9–10, 11–12, 13–14). Change ). Grieving unfaithfulness for mercy’s sake (Neh 8:13-18; 19:2-10, 30-36), 6. Ebook version. We see the earth and the animals and the plants. Introduction: An Agenda for Restoring Wholeness, 3. [9] The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, 215. Revealing a New World: Power According to Biblical Apocalyptic, 11. Because of that, we can trust Him. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. If you were in the psalmist’s immediate audience, these may be fine gold and the drippings of the honeycomb. Psalm 107 (Contemporary English Version); Shout praises to the LORD! Worship and the prophetic vocation (Isaiah 6:1-8; 12:1-6), 2. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. God uses God’s chosen people to spread whole-making shalom to all peoples. We speak to God on the right side of the diagram. The creatures show God's glory, Psalms 19:1-6. God's wishes for us, a Reflection on Psalm 19 "Where did you see God?" It is indeed a thing of beauty. In the ancient world, the pagans worshipped the sun god, called either Shamash or Shamshu. (John 15:14) The fear of the Lord is in opposition to all false ways of reverencing (or not reverencing) Him. The God of this psalm is a God who gives and gives, seeking a world that is a place of wonder, passion and health. [2] Allen Ross, A Commentary on the Psalms, (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Academic & Professional, 2011), 467–8. God’s Glory in Creation and the Law. It is divided into three parts: the revelation of creation, the revelation of God’s law, and a prayer for cleansing and preservation from sin. The Scotch catechism says that man’s chief end is ‘to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.’. Highlights of the Psalm. The focus on David in Psalm 89 no doubt … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26" Then two. (2) Whither 21st Century Anabaptist Theology? ( Log Out /  Response to Divine Revelation: The proper response to divine revelation is the confession of sin and the desire to be accepted by God (12–14). It follows, "then shall I be upright;" so that the man in whom gross or presumptuous sins or sins have no dominion , … "Notice that it's day. Psalm 19 shows the revelation of God in nature and in his word. To the leader. . psalm 23 who are they that shall ascend to heaven; christ’s triumphant ascension thither. and the mountains quake with its turmoil. Psalm 91 oozes with God’s promise of protection, presence and peace. The vivid imagery in the first part of the psalm includes portraying the rising of the sun as a joyous event, like “a bridegroom leaving his chamber” (19:5). Psalm 119:40 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness. Psalm 19:9c the ordinances of the Lord are reliable Thank you for life. Day four the sun, moon, and stars, Psalm 104:19-23; as described in Genesis 1:14-16. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. The middle of 19:4 changes focus from the whole creation to the dominating part of creation, the sun. Psalm 19 continues on this theme — and once more challenges our traditional understandings about the Old Testament portrayal of God. Psalm 19 is the 19th psalm in the Book of Psalms, known in English by its first verse, in the King James Version, "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Posted on: September 1st, 2013. In life we are often battered by disappointment, stress, bereavement, fear and illness. As a royal psalm, the psalm celebrates and explores the relationship between God and David, his anointed one, and those that follow in his stead. Slaid Cleaves—EVERYTHING YOU LOVE WILL BE TAKEN AWAY, 86. 1 The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. into the depths of the seas, 3 though its water roars and foams . I think the imagery in verse 5 is saying that natural revelation is dominating and powerful. Reflections of the Psalms – Psalm 19. Reflections on Old Testament Prophets (Hosea), 03. A David Psalm God’s glory is on tour in the skies, God-craft on exhibit across the horizon. Theology, Retribution, and the Ways of Peace, 14. In addition, the value of revelation calls for a response and the highlight of this psalm extends to the psalmist’s response. In his Reflections on the Psalms, C.S. Jesus’ Death and the Powers: Political Authoritarianism (Empire), 13. Or, their lines, the singular number being put for the plural, that is, their writing, made up of several lines. God is not setting humanity up for failure. In them he has set a tent for the sun, 5 which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy. David responds with an acknowledgment of his way and a prayer for cleansing from sins and preservation from sinfulness.[12]. False worship, authentic worship (Isa 29:9-16; 65:17-25), 3. Evaluation of the Standard Account and Ongoing Issues, Bible Studies on the Old Testament God « Peace Theology, Christian pacifism as fully compatible with evangelical theology: Reviewing Ron Sider’s recent books on pacifism, Christology: What It is and Why It Matters, Why Am I a Christian? Today we will be studying psalm 19, and our message is entitled, ‘Responding to God’s Revelation.’ The word “revelation” implies the fact that God must make Himself known to us. During the day Anne will look at some of the prominent themes within this Psalm. Psalm 19:7-10 simply repeats itself, over and over celebrating the life-giving message of God’s words given to humanity. The Avett Brothers—I AND LOVE AND YOU, 83. ii. But we shall then know that these are the same thing. [An answer from 1976]. ― C.S. "Is the commandment thus holy, just, and good? I’ve been carried along by … Day two the heavens and the waters, Psalm 104:2-3; as in Genesis 1:6. The word showeth his grace, Psalms 19:7-11. The generosity–gratitude–generosity cycle, 22. Reflections on Old Testament Prophets (Jeremiah, 1), 09. Whenever I read the beginning of Psalm 19 I hear a sense of the joy of creation and the echoes of people who have shared their feeling of closeness to God in nature; whether it be in the mountains, or the bush or by the sea. This shows that the psalmist continues to use personification, standing for the sun as a vigorous bridegroom. They help us move beyond unfortunate Christian stereotypes that see the God of the Old Testament mainly in terms of judgmental wrath and legalism. [13] Ross, 482–86; The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, 219. Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression. Psalm 19 is the 19th psalm in the Book of Psalms, known in English by its first verse, in the King James Version, "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. 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