Psalm 19: 1 -4a (NIV): 1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. 2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. 3 There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. 4 Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.
The majesty of nature tells us there is a God. His creation proves that he exists and that he is powerful and creative. David, who wrote this Psalm, would lie out under the stars at night, and would see the sun on its course each day. He could see that something – or someone – big must have created all of this.
We know more now than we did in David’s day about the cosmos. We know that the stars we can see with the naked eye are only the stars that belong to our galaxy, and there may be billions of galaxies. It boggles the mind. But amazingly, the more we discover, the bigger God gets. The more we discover, the more we realize that the universe must have had a creator. The laws of physics continue to astound and mystify us. The heavens declare the glory or God.
And everyone can see it. Some choose not to. Some refuse to believe in God, but everyone can see the sky, and the sky tells us there is a God. It doesn’t matter where you live or what language you speak, you know from looking up that there is a creator. (And yes, Helen Keller knew that God existed even though she couldn’t see or hear!) Paul says no one has the excuse of not believing in God because everyone can see and feel and hear and taste the handiwork of his creation (Romans 1:20).
Psalm 14 says, “The fool says in his heart there is no God.” And why would someone deny that God exists with all this evidence around us? Because their hearts are sinful and they don’t want God or anyone else telling them how to live their lives.
David goes on to say in this Psalm that God’s Word is perfect and will make us wise and give us joy. God’s laws are more precious than gold and sweeter than honey, he says. He realizes that he is a sinner but asks God to keep him from temptation. Then he says, “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.”