This Psalm of David starts by seeing what we learn about God by looking at the universe. It then considers the more valuable message from God in the Bible.
The expanse shows his handiwork.
and night after night they display knowledge.
where their voice is not heard.
their words to the end of the world.
In them he has set a tent for the sun,
like a strong man rejoicing to run his course.
his circuit to its ends.
There is nothing hidden from its heat.
The LORD’s testimony is sure, making wise the simple.
The LORD’s commandment is pure, enlightening the eyes.
The LORD’s ordinances are true, and righteous altogether.
sweeter also than honey and the extract of the honeycomb.
In keeping them there is great reward.
Forgive me from hidden errors.
Let them not have dominion over me.
Then I will be upright.
I will be blameless and innocent of great transgression.
be acceptable in your sight,
LORD, my rock, and my redeemer.
1. What do the heavens and the expanse show us?
v 1 The heavens declare the glory of God. The expanse shows his handiwork.
2. What six things are better than honey and gold?
v 7 The LORD's law ... The LORD's covenant ...
v 8 The LORD's precepts ... The LORD's commandment ...
v 9 The fear of the LORD ... The LORD’s ordinances ...
3. What two things does David want to be acceptable to the LORD?
v 14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, LORD, my rock, and my redeemer.