Psalm 19: Glory of the Creator

If the universe reveals God’s glory, why don’t people look up?

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Psalm 19:1 To the minister of music, a song of David.
The universe reveals God’s glory to all who will look up and see the magnitude of his work.
King James
Psalm 19:1 <To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.> The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

What makes it difficult to hear God’s voice and learn?

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Psalm 19:2–3 Day after day, we can hear God’s voice. Night after night, we can learn more about him. There is no language, no spoken communication, in which God’s voice cannot be heard.
King James
Psalm 19:2–3 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

If God’s message reaches everywhere on Earth, why isn’t it eagerly received and followed?

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Psalm 19:4–6 His message reaches everywhere on Earth, upon every place where the sun shines, like a bridegroom leaving for his wedding, like an athlete eager to run the race. From one horizon to the other, no one can hide from the sun’s heat.
King James
Psalm 19:4–6 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, Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. 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.

What assurance do we have that God’s ways are flawless?

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Psalm 19:7–8 The Lord’s ways are flawless, leading us to full satisfaction in life. His guidance is entirely reliable, causing simple-minded people to be wise. Divine principles take us the best way, so we feel good for doing what is right. The Lord’s guidance is a help, not a hindrance, causing us to see clearly.
John 6:68 Simon Peter said, “Sir, where would we go? You alone have the words that give eternal life.”
King James
Psalm 19:7–8 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
John 6:68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.

How much value should we place upon our relationship with the Lord?

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Psalm 19:9–10 Respect for the Lord is wholesome, its benefits lasting forever. What he says is absolutely true, right in every way, worth more than the purest gold, sweeter than honey dripping from the honeycomb.
King James
Psalm 19:9–10 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

In what ways does God instruct his servants?

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Psalm 19:11 God’s words instruct his servants for the great rewards that come from doing what is right.
King James
Psalm 19:11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

Why do people sometimes have trouble seeing their own faults?

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Psalm 19:12 I can’t always see my faults, so Lord, help me change what I cannot see.
Matthew 7:3 Why do you worry about the sawdust in your brother’s eye but never notice the board in your own eye?
James 5:16) Confess to one another your inability to make it on your own, recognizing your failures and need for God’s help. Pray for one another so you may be changed. When people come to God with a genuine desire to change, transforming power begins to work in their lives.
King James
Psalm 19:12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.
Matthew 7:3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
James 5:16) Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

Why do people have difficulty knowing and accepting what is right?

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Psalm 19:13 Keep me from doing wrong when it seems right to me. Don’t let my focus on what I want keep me from doing what you want. Then I will be blameless, innocent of any wrongdoing.
King James
Psalm 19:13 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.

Is it possible for everything we think to be acceptable to God? Why?

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Psalm 19:14 Let everything I think and everything I say be acceptable to you, O Lord, my strength and redeemer.
2 Corinthians 10:4–5 The weapons of our warfare are spiritual, not physical—powerful through God to defeat every stronghold that opposes him, destroying human reasoning and overcoming anything that would rise up against his truth, making every thought subject to the will of Christ.
Philippians 4:8 Finally, my friends, focus your thoughts on what is true, honorable, and right—those things that are clean, loving, and respectable. Look for the good, not the bad, what you can praise instead of what you might condemn. Make those thoughts topmost in your mind.
King James
Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.
2 Corinthians 10:4–5 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.