Psalm 19 famously describes God's communication to wee human beings, through creation and through the written word. In our day, it's pretty audacious to claim that my God is the only God. Yet if God created everything - not just some things - it follows that his authority covers every aspect of creation, not just the few square feet granted to him by wee human beings.
The psalm in its entirety appears as the first comment below. But allow me to highlight a few verses that remind us what results when we take time to ponder God's written word.
The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving 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... (Psalm 19:7-8)
We are told here that God's word revives the soul and rejoices the heart, even as it brings enlightenment. What a gift! So often we want to improve our lot in life...through any means necessary. Do we give God's word a chance?
But there is another, more profound reason to elevate God's word in our life:
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 19:14)
To elevate God's word in our life, in our home, is to elevate God himself to the place of honor he deserves. He inhabits every square foot of the universe, and so he sees the condition of our heart and soul. What does he see?
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