Book 1 – Psalm 19 of 41: The Sweet Law points us to the Redeeming Christ

Creation declares His glory (c.f. Romans 1), declares His gospel (v.1-3), declares the truth of Jesus chasing after His bride, of the Christ the sun coming out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber (v.5). There is surety in God’s word (v.6), rising daily to revive our souls and making us, the simple, wise (v.7). Indeed:

  • The law of the LORD is perfect (v.7)
  • The testimony of the LORD is sure (v.7)
  • The precepts of the LORD are right (v.8)
  • The commandment of the LORD is pure (v.8)
  • The fear of the LORD is clean (v.9)
  • The rules of the LORD are true (v.9)

As Paul Blackham states in his Book by Book study on the Psalms:

Psalm 19 marks the end of a section within the psalms.  Psalm 19 begins by telling us that the whole creation is constantly declaring the glory of Christ the LORD.  We sometimes sing “Jesus is LORD, creation’s voice proclaims it” and David in Psalm 19 wholeheartedly agrees.  When the apostle Paul asks the question, ‘are there people who have not heard about Christ?’ he answers by saying, ‘no, everyone has heard of Christ because Psalm 19 tells us so! The whole creation proclaims the universal Messiah LORD.’ (c.f. Romans 10:18)

Indeed, by His law, testimony, precepts, commandment, fear and rules do we know of and learn to become intimate with the LORD who is perfect, sure, right, pure, clean and true – to love the LORD our rock and redeemer (v.14). More to be desired than fine gold and sweeter than honey (v.10) – this is His law, which points us to Him. How can it be a curse then (Romans 3), except for those who wallow in their sins? Let us therefore meditate delight in His word (Psalm 1) that we shall be blameless, and that our words be acceptable in God’s sight.

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Book 1 – Psalm 19 of 41: The Sweet Law points us to the Redeeming Christ

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