Psalm 19, Part II (April 2, 2011)

[7] The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple;  [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.  [10] More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.  [11] Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.  [12] Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults.  [13] Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.  [14] Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer. (Psalm 19:7-14 ESV)

Reason #10: Scripture is rewarding

1. Because it Delivers God to Us

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. (2 Peter 1:3-4 ESV)

For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased,” we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain. And we have something more sure, the prophetic word, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. (2 Peter 1:16-21 ESV)

2. We have something more sure: the Word of God delivered to us in the Scripture. It is as revealing of God to us and more so than when Peter himself stood on the mount of transfiguration and saw the glory of Christ revealed when he was speaking with Moses and Elijah. We have it! We have this revelation of God and it is the vehicle through which we know God and become the people he created us to be. His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness. Indeed, his divine power has given us Jesus himself!

Resonate His Glory on Sunday Morning

As you head to worship tomorrow, remember that you are a child of God, you are created to resonate the glory of God in everything you do. Really think about the words you sing. Really think about the passages your eyes pass over. Really think about the God under examination in Sunday School and in the Sermon. Look to God today and resonate his glory so the earth trembles.

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