The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
8 The statutes 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 for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.
13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.
The beauty and power of the sun, moon, and stars are seen by all human beings. Since they were created, they have been a continual witness to the glory of God. Their testimony doesn’t rely on any human language. “The sun, moon, and stars are God’s traveling preachers. They are apostles upon their journey, confirming those who regard the Lord, and judges on circuit condemning those who worship idols” (Charles Spurgeon). The works of creation show us the power of God’s love towards us and are a visual representation of the Law of God. “We would do well to read often the nineteenth psalm that we may understand how the Lord binds up His law with His created works” (Ellen White, 3BC 1143). God’s laws are perfect.
We should meditate on God’s creation and seek to find His fingerprints all around us. This will elevate our minds and bring us into closer communication with Jesus. We should pray daily for the Holy Spirit to lead us in thought and action and protect our minds from evil.
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