Morning Reflection 3/08/12 – Psalm 19

God’s Glory in Creation and the Law

To the leader. A Psalm of David.

1 The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
2 Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge.
3 There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard;
4 yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In the heavens he has set a te
nt for the sun,
5 which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy, and like a strong man runs its course with joy.
6 Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them; and nothing is hid from its heat.
7 The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the decrees of the Lord are sure, making wise the simple;
8 the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is clear, enlightening the eyes;
9 the fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever; the ordinances 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 But who can detect their errors? Clear me from hidden faults.
13 Keep back your servant also from the insolent; do not let them 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 to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer

via Psalm 19:8 (NRSV) –

I do not subscribe to magazines like Outside Magazine. My life tends to happen inside four walls, so I guess I need some type of “Inside Magazine”. I am not proud of this fact. I believe I should be outside in God’s creation more often than I am. There are times when I do find myself outside, but I have to be intentional about it. In the spring I begin getting my garden ready. During the summer, I spend time keeping up with my yard. In fall, I will be raking leaves. Of course in the winter, I will be shoveling way too much snow. I tend to work outside, more than enjoy outside. Continue reading “Morning Reflection 3/08/12 – Psalm 19”