Psalm 19

God's Glory in Creation and His Law



Psalm 19 is a beautiful portrayal of God's self-revelation through both creation and His law. Through the lens of the New Covenant, this Psalm points us towards Jesus Christ, who is the ultimate revelation of God's character and wisdom.

Section 1: God's Revelation in Creation (1-6)

“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 reveal knowledge. 3 They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. 4 Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world..."

Talking Points:

Harmony (Colossians 1:15-17): "The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in Him all things were created... all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together."


Section 2: God's Revelation in His Law (7-14)

"7 The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul... 11 By them Your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward... 14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer."

Talking Points:

Harmony (John 1:14): "The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth."



Psalm 19 presents a profound meditation on God's revelation through nature and His law, themes that find their ultimate expression in Jesus Christ.

The psalmist's depiction of the heavens declaring the glory of God (Psalm 19:1-6) resonates with the New Testament affirmation of Christ as the one through whom and for whom all things were created, and in whom all things hold together (Colossians 1:16-17).

David's reflection on the perfection, trustworthiness, and enlightening power of God's law (Psalm 19:7-9) finds its fulfillment in Jesus, who not only perfectly embodied the law, but also taught its deepest intentions and fulfilled it through His life, death, and resurrection (Matthew 5:17-20).

The Psalm's affirmation of the desirability and sweetness of God's decrees (Psalm 19:10) is echoed in Christ's teachings on the spiritual nourishment found in God's word (Matthew 4:4).

David's prayer for forgiveness and purity of speech and heart (Psalm 19:12-14) aligns with Jesus' teachings on the need for inner purity and the power of words, as well as His role in providing forgiveness of sins (Matthew 5:8, Matthew 12:36-37, Matthew 26:28).

Psalm 19 can be seen as a profound anticipation of God's revelation, the perfect embodiment of the law, and the prayer for inner purity that are fully realized in Jesus Christ under the New Covenant.