Friday, 28 September 2012

Friday's Five - Psalm 19

God has made a home in the heavens for the sun.
It bursts forth like a radiant bridegroom after his wedding.
It rejoices like a great athlete eager to run the race.
The sun rises at one end of the heavens
and follows its course to the other end.
Nothing can hide from its heat.

Psalm 19 verses 4, 5 & 6

This Psalm gives us an amazing picture of God’s unmerited favor to us through the picture of the Sun.
Every day, every morning the Sun rises in the morning sky and radiates its heat to every living creature in creation.
Without exception we all benefit from the Suns life giving force.
God is not going to create another Sun; we have all that is needed to provide heat, warmth, light for ever.
God’s provision is enough.

According to the psalmist: -

God placed it in the heavens – God put the Sun exactly where he knew it would be must effective. It was all according to his plan and purposes.

It is full of radiant life – The Sun provides us with everything we need. There is no need for another Sun, one is more than sufficient. Likewise God provided all we need by grace through Christ’s one and for all death at the cross. He will not die again and we are buried and united with him as a new creation.

It rejoices – The Sun is a picture of our hearts rejoicing in the goodness of God. God is good all the time, always bright, always radiant giving good things.

It declares God’s faithfulness – Every day the sun rises and follows its course without fail. Likewise everything God has promised to us is trustworthy and he is faithful in all he does. His loving-kindness is everlasting.

It is all about his unmerited favor – The heat that the Sun omits us exactly the same for everyone, we have access to the riches of God and all he has provided. God’s grace is a waterfall of abounding love and provision.  We can either jump right in and enjoy all the benefits and wonders of it, or we can hid away and stay in the dark and the shadows.

This Psalm is a magnificent picture of all that God has freely given to us.

We can enjoy, revel, soak, immerse and be refreshed by God’s grace or we can hide away and keep ourselves in the dark.

Let’s soak in the sun and become worshipers of Christ and his finished work.

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