Monday Psalm Devotional Study
Read today’s portion here…Psalm 19:1-6
The Universe Worships The Creator
According to NASA, there are an estimated 400 billion stars in the Milky Way alone. That is one star per person who has ever lived on earth and 3 times more. All perfectly formed by one Creator, who calls them by name! (Psalm 147:4).
Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name; by the greatness of his might and because he is strong in power, not one is missing.
(Isaiah 40:26, ESV)
The Glory of God is displayed all over creation. He is EVERYWHERE, nothing escapes Him. From the smallest atom floating in space to the sun and nebulas and the million upon millions of galaxies, God is there. His fingerprints are all over the universe and the stars and planets shine, revolve in worship to their Creator for they were created to worship.
For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
(Romans 1:20, ESV)
It takes great faith to doubt the existence of God but if that’s ever the case, it requires none more than to gaze upon the stars; the heavens are fixed in their places by His authority.
God created the universe not only to glorify Himself but to reveal Himself to humanity
So that they are without excuse…
The stars proclaim the existence of an Almighty God, their knowledge echoes through the heavens and through the ages. Most of the stars we see at night have been dead for thousands of years but the distance is great that their dying lights are just reaching us. I’d like to think that these lights are their last worshipping breath, extending through time, telling us of the wondrous works of the Creator. How much more evidence is needed to witness God’s glory; to simply believe?
Man’s doubt of a Creator is self-glory
But even the sun has more glory than a prideful skeptic…
The sun was set upon its own throne, a tabernacle says verse 4, to shine with power and authority. The psalmist is drawing a parallel here: if the sun, a created thing, can shine this brightly, be majestic in size, the planets revolve around it, and sits upon its own throne, oh how much more our Creator?! The heavens are a tiny reflection of the glory of God but what we know about the universe is not even scratching the surface of who God is!
What we know and what we hope to know about God cannot compare to the glory of God. The cosmos are but a tiny taste of what we can expect to see one day and more.
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