David was thinking of the things that distinguish God. David first highlights the stars. They shine and without a word tell God’s story and shows His greatness. When one considers the expanse of the stars, galaxies, and the universe itself; it helps us to understand how large and great God truly is. The closest star is 2 light years away that is 1 with a whole lot of zeroes.
David then moves to the other great wonder in life, God’s law. His law is the basis for civilized governments and societies. It is a law that encourages purity and selflessness. Those things allow men to have peace and community. They show that a life with law is exponentially better than one without order or parameters.
In our culture, we have lost our respect for the wonder of the stars and the peace of the law. We have been trained to think we are the center of the universe, and as such, we deserve more and are above the rules set for others.
The truth is that the universe is still as wonderous and the law is as important to society and community. We, like David, should be transformed at their sight. If we could begin to grasp the amazing wonder of God, we could recapture our reverence for Him. If one considers God’s greatness and wonder; then we can only grow in peace and power thru His spirit.
God Bless You
The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
3 They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
4 Yet their voice[b] goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
5 It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
6 It rises at one end of the heavens
and makes its circuit to the other;
nothing is deprived of its warmth.
7 The law of the Lord is perfect,
refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
8 The precepts of the Lord are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.
9 The fear of the Lord is pure,
The decrees of the Lord are firm,
and all of them are righteous.
10 They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the honeycomb.
11 By them your servant is warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.
12 But who can discern their own errors?
Forgive my hidden faults.
13 Keep your servant also from willful sins;
may they not rule over me.
Then I will be blameless,
innocent of great transgression.
14 May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.