Psalm 19 The Revelation of God


Intro: Tonight we are going to begin our look at the Psalms that were penned by David – following the time like of his life

A)We just covered 1 Sam.16 – The anointing of David as King Man after God’s own heart - / Summoned to the Palace


B) Psalm 19 is one of the Earliest Psalms that David wrote – written during his Shepherd yrs –13-15 yrs of age

1)   The Theme of this Psalm is the Revelation of God


C) It is interesting to me that this Psalm was written – prior to David’s encounter w/ Goliath – possibly – David’s Prior

1)   Which speaks volumes to David’s Perspective as he faced this giant in his life –


D)David was able to see Goliath for what he was – An uncircumcised Philistine who defied ……

1)    Because He saw  God for Who He was – Saw God in His Glory / His power / His majesty –


E) That really is the key to overcoming in the trials that we face in life – Do we see the Lord for Who He is

1)   Desperate need in our country presently – People to see thru the clouds / See the Lord –    



B) Psalm is Divided into 2 sections – 1st The Revelation of God in the Sky2nd The Revelation of God in the scriptures

1)   It tells us that the knowledge of God has been written for us in two volumes, and that it takes both volumes to know God.


C)In the first part of this psalm the Psalmist, David, sets forth the book of nature:


1   The heavens declare the glory of God;  And the firmament shows His handiwork.

A)Phillips – The Stars are God’s oldest Testaments


B) David didn’t have the advances of Technology that we have – great telescopes & space missions – but He didn’t need it

1)   Starry night on a Judean Hillside – Wow !!!! – God you are Amazing


C)The Picture I get in my mind as I read this is David sitting out in the country side on a Starry night – gazing at the sky – Blown away

1)David man after God’s own heart – seen here – God you are glorious


D)Disadvantages that we have living in the City / living w/ smog / it is so easy for us to miss being reminded of The Glory of God in Creation

1)    Daddy if the bottom side of heaven is this beautiful just imagine what the Top side is like


I wonder what David would have said if He knew what we Know

A)The diameter of the Earth around the equator is 7,926.6 miles. The Circumference =24,902 miles. & It weighs: 6,000 million, million, million tons. 


B) Huge Heavy Ball – just hanging in space – in mid air/  the earth is spinning 1,000 miles an hour on our axis. 

     1) And as it does, it travels through space at 19 miles per second.


C)That may be a bit abstract for you…So I’ll put it into MPH for you. It’s 66,600 miles per hour. Over 1,000 times faster than you travel @ 65mph


D)While the earth, as giant as it is, at nearly 8,000 miles in diameter, Jupiter has an even bigger diameter of 88,732 miles across.

1)   That means that you could pour the volume of planet earth into a

     hollowed out Jupiter 1,300 times.  That’s Huge!


Now that’s pretty amazing, but not quite as amazing as the Sun. While Jupiter’s diameter is over 88,000  miles in diameter, the Sun’s diameter is 866,000 miles in diameter from one side to the other side.


A) So the sun's circumference is 2,720,106 miles. If you were to hollow out the sun, you could place the volume of 1,306,000 earths inside the sun.


B) Now I could stop here and our minds could be blown at the vastness and power of God.

1)   But the sun in reality is puny! The only reason it seems big is because it’s so close to the earth, only 93mill. Miles away.


C) One stars of called: Betelgeuse. Over 675 million miles in circumference. That is 215 million in diameter from L to R. From TOP to BOTTOM!

1) the Earth 24,902 miles in circumference. It’s pretty Big. Jupiter 278,760 miles in circumference. Pretty Huge.


D)The Sun 2,720,625 miles in circumference. Nothing compared to Betelguese?


E)But on October 7, 1997 scientists told us that they discovered what is called “The Pistol Star” located in the center of the Pistol Nebula in the Milky Way Galaxy.  25,000 light-years from Earth.


It releases up to 10 million times more power than the Sun, as much energy in six seconds as our Sun does in one year. It’s diameter? Scientists say perhaps as big as 280 million miles. 


 The Heavens Declare the glory of God The firmament = the stretched-out-ness of space tells of God’s handiwork

A)The Milky Way Galaxy that the earth finds itself in is 15,000 light-years wide at the center and about 100,000 light-years across.


B)That means to travel the length this milky way would take you 100,000 years traveling at 186,000 milers per second.

But as far as powerful telescopes can see, there are an estimated (100 Billion) galaxies like our Milky Way, containing an estimated (2 hundred billion) stars each, spaced an average of one million light-years apart.



He who looks up to the firmament and then writes himself down an atheist, brands himself at the same moment as an idiot or a liar.


Newton’s – test or Trick


V.2 2 Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge.

A)Everyday – reminder that God is Huge – Holds the world in the span of His hand –   Comfort in times like this


3 There is no speech nor language Where their voice is not heard.

4 Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their words to the end of the world. In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun,

5 Which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, And rejoices like a strong man to run its race.

6 Its rising is from one end of heaven, And its circuit to the other end; And there is nothing hidden from its heat.


A)UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE/ Every Language nation Missionary & the Indian Chief – Show me your God – here are my gods


B) I can’t but I will show you one of his messengers – blindfolded sun


C) Paul declared in Romans because of creation – people are w/out excuse


So First we have the Revelation of God in nature / Now we have the Revelation of God in the scriptures

A)The first tells of His Power / the 2nd reveals His person/ His heart / His ways / why He does things –


B) The first tells us that we can know about Him / the 2nd Tells us how we can Know Him – Consider what David says about the word  v.7-11

First, "the law of the Lord." That is the widest term for all the written revelation God has given us.

A)"The law of the Lord is perfect." It is complete, there is nothing left out. It is comprehensive,


B)It tells us everything we need to know &does everything that we need it to do.


C)There is no part of your life, no problem that you will ever face in your life, no question with which you will ever be troubled with

1)   that the Word of God does not speak to and illuminate and meet.


D)So it is perfect, converting or "reviving or Bringing back the soul."

1)    As the sun returns in the heavens – days after day – the Word of God brings the sinner back to God


E) He is Revived – He is converted / He is brought back to God – not thru the wisdom of man’s follow – but thru the Radical word of God

1)   Rom.1:16 – Not ashamed of Gospel –


Second, "the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple." A)Sure means "dependable, reliable." You can count upon this word to be true.


B) What an encouragement that even if you do not have a lot of knowledge, even if you are "simple" in terms of education

1)    you can still be made wise by trusting Scripture because it is sure, it is reliable.


C)That is why we are exhorted:  Trust in the Lord w/ all your heart, and do not rely on your own understnding Prov 3:5

There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death
. {Prov 14:12,


Then, "the statues or precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart." A)Do you not rejoice in your heart to know that you are right about something?


B)When you get into a controversy with somebody and he argues with you but you have the solid assurance that you are right Great

1)   Denise & I Bet – all the time – Ice Cream –back rub / When I am right – Oh Yea -


C) Well, that is the way it is with the Word of God.

 1)The glorious thing about this Book is that when the story is all told, when everything is said & done it will all end up just as it is written here.


D) Reminded – that this week – Closer to the Lord’s return

     1) Sense of Excitement – in the mist of tragedy


And, "the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes."

A)The charge is sometimes made that the Bible is a dirty book because it speaks of incest and adultery and fornication and perversions like homosexuality and other ugly things.


B)It also speaks of malice and bitterness and is filled with slaughter and bloodshed. It is often described as an immoral book,

1)   and there have been attempts to classify it with some of the immoral and obscene literature that is so widely abroad today.


C)But there is one great difference. It is true that the Bible contains these things, because it is a realistic book, which deals with life as it is.

1)   But the one great difference is that it never shows evil as though it were good.


D)It never makes adultery look attractive. It always looks like what it really ends up to be -- sordid and shameful.



And it never makes homosexuality appear to be inconsequential.

A)It reveals it to be a terrible distortion of human nature, - that it is a sins that goes against God’s Design


B)It is a book that displays man in the worst light – Testimony to it’s Divine revelation – No man would write so honestly about – man

1)   So the Bible enlightens our eyes – it helps us to see that man is not basically good –


C) so that when things happen like the events of this past week it doesn’t catch us by surprise because we know man is Rotten / Evil


Now as when we come to v.9-11 We have the result upon a persons life of these two Revelations Rd. v.9-11

A)Creation – Reveals power that results in Fear – a Reverence

  It  is an utter dread of doing anything that would cause him grieve


B)That, says the Psalmist, is clean, and it will keep you clean, too. It is "enduring for ever."

     1) Once you enter into the fear of the Lord in its rightful sense you find that this produces a quality of life which keeps you from defiling yourself.


C) That is the Result of the Revelation of God in Creation


The Result of the Revelation of God in the scriptures is it produces w/ in us a craving to Know more – Sweeter than honey

A)That was David’s point of Reference – honey – us – Ice cream from Coldstone – Chocolate cake


B) The idea is – what do you crave after – Confessions Wed. good study Bowl of Ice cream


C)As much as you crave & enjoy sweets, you can only eat so much of it. 1)You can not live on it. In fact, too much of it can make you sick, rot your teeth, give you zits and make you fat.

D) Opposite w/ the word – eat as much as you want – crave for more and it only makes you healthy


Have you ever noticed that healthy foods taste horrible? Garden Burger

A)The Word of God is the ULTIMATE health food. It is necessary for life.


B)It is SWEET. It is ENJOYABLE. It tastes so good that you want more. You can NEVER have too much of it.

1) It NEVER has any adverse effects upon you. It always ENRICHES you and gives to you the ESSENTIALS for life.



      Moreover by them Your servant is warned,

   And in keeping them there is great reward.



12 Who can understand his errors?

   Cleanse me from secret faults.



13 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins;

   Let them not have dominion over me.

   Then I shall be blameless,

   And I shall be innocent of great transgression.





14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart

   Be acceptable in Your sight,

    O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.