Psalms 19-20

Psalms 19-20

Chapter 19: God’s Knowledge is Forever

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

                “Some believe that the Chief Musician is the Lord God Himself, and others believe that he was a  leader of choirs or musicians in David’s time, such as Heman the Singer or Asaph (see: 1 Chronicles 6:33, 16:17, and 25:6).

“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shewth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night shewth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard”  (Psalms 19:1-3) 

If you have ever stepped outside and looked around, you would have noticed that God’s creations are all around us! If you are reading this and you do not believe in God… I urge you to look around (especially at night) and ask yourself… How did this all come to be? Clearly someone or something had to be behind it… and I think it is clear that it was more than just an explosion of random life.

The first three verses of this chapter reminds me of another scripture in Isaiah 28:10 which reads; “…precept upon precept; line upon line… here a little, and there a little;”

God teaches His people “line upon line”, knowledge to be had, must be gained. In order to gain something like knowledge you have to learn it. In order to learn something you must be taught, and with steps or procedures… “line upon line”. God’s word is not complete and as long as there is a God (which I can testify that there is), His words have yet to end.

David looked to the heavens, and in the night sky with the moon, stars and firmament he was able to clearly see the glory of God.

David goes on to explain the Law of the Lord; “The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple” (Psalms 19:7)

                David knew that the Lord was perfect and through Him one can be wise or be made to have knowledge… even if they were “simple”. This reminds me of when I was on my LDS mission in Honduras. I worried that I was unable to teach the people of that area in their native tongue. Learning Spanish for me was a huge daunting task, but the Lord promised me; “For with stammering lips and another tongue will… [you] …speak to this people.” (Isaiah 28:11)

Chapter 20: The Lord Saves the Anointed

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

This is a very simple Psalm; David prays to the Lord and asks him to hear his prayer in times of trouble. David also explains that the Lord will save those who are anointed. In other words those who are His people, who have followed His commandments, will be part of His Salvation.


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