REVELATION IS REVEALING! As I glance at the bottom of the page as I am writing this post I am struck by the volume of words that I have written in my posts for this month. And I wonder if I have just been wordy or if my words have been of value to anyone. Others will be the judge of that. What caused me to think of that is Psalm 19. God in the silence of the heavens reveals more to us than man’s words could ever reveal. “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world,” (Psalm 19:1-4 NIV). Throughout the ages men have listened to and watched the heavens and developed their theories about God and seen the glory of God even if they don’t truly understand Him or believe in Him. God says more in silence than man can say in many words.
I am thankful however that God has chosen to give us His written word also to enhance our understanding of the heavens we see and the things we do not see so that we can understand both. And He has given us His words by His Holy Spirit through men in man’s medium and language so we can understand what He wants to communicate. The Psalmist stated these things this way, “The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb. By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward,” (Psalm 19:7-11 NIV). The heavens declare and the Word of God helps us to understand and apply what God is declaring to us visibly and in the unseen spiritual realm. We should pray with the Psalmist also, “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer,” (Psalm 19:14 NIV). Praise God for His revealing ways in His message of love to us!