Sunday, August 30, 2020

Psalm 19: Glorifying God in Every Situation (Summer Playlist Series)

Glorifying God in Every Situation
Glorifying God in Every Situation

As part of our Summer Playlist Series, our associate pastor delivered a sermon about glorifying God in every experience.  His text was Psalm 19, a Psalm of David.

The heavens are telling of the glory of God;
And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.
 
Day to day pours forth speech,
And night to night reveals knowledge.
 
There is no speech, nor are there words;
Their voice is not heard.
 
Their line has gone out through all the earth,
And their utterances to the end of the world.
In them He has placed a tent for the sun,
 
Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber;
It rejoices as a strong man to run his course.
 
Its rising is from one end of the heavens,
And its circuit to the other end of them;
And there is nothing hidden from its heat.
 
The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
 
The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
 
The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the Lord are true; they are righteous altogether.
 
10 They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.
 
11 Moreover, by them Your servant is warned;
In keeping them there is great reward.
 
12 Who can discern his errors? Acquit me of hidden faults.
 
13 Also keep back Your servant from presumptuous sins;
Let them not rule over me;
Then I will be blameless,
And I shall be acquitted of great transgression.
 
14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer. - Psalm 19

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 Glorifying God in Every Situation

When we have something wonderful to celebrate, we want the whole world to know about it.  Maybe you are celebrating the birth of a child, a new relationship, an award at work, a big birthday, etc.  When we celebrate milestones, it's difficult to keep the good news to ourselves.

David wasn't always positive in his psalms, but in Psalm 19, David expresses joy in knowing God and in being known by God. 

We can glorify God in EVERY experience, good or bad.

Creation proclaims God's power.

God's power is seen when we look at the heavens and the skies.  Creation never stops pointing to its creator.  Creation was meant to glorify God.  Creation doesn't use words yet it proclaims the power of the God who created it.

We know there is a God because of His creation and works.

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.  Romans 1:20

We know God and His power when we see His creation.  Just look at it.  

Creation worships God.  God doesn't NEED us to worship Him so why did He create us?  He created us for relationship.  God doesn't need us.  He WANTS us.  Isn't that amazing?  

You are not an accident.  God is powerful enough to sustain creation.  He is powerful enough to sustain you.  

Scripture reveals God's perfection.

We can know God through His creation but we can also know Him through His Word.  David describes God's Word as:

Perfect
Blameless
Sure
Firm
Faithful
Unchanging
Right
Correct
Level
Pure
Undefiled
Clean
True
Righteous

God's Word is a direct reflection of who God is.



God is perfect, blameless, sure, firm faithful, unchanging, right, correct, level, pure, undefiled, clean, true, and righteous.

David describes God's Word as more precious than anything else.  It is by God's Word that we are warned of sin and the dangers of it.  God's Word is an instruction manual about how to live and how to know God.

A perfect God can be trusted.  His Word is true and we can trust it.

Do you want to know God?  Then read His Word.

God is personal.

God is more than the God of creation or the author of the Bible.  God is personal.  

 God knows you and He wants you to know Him.

Our joy isn't dependent upon our circumstances.  Our joy comes from knowing God and glorifying Him in every situation.

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