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Monday, December 13, 2010

DECLARE!

12.13.2010

Psalm 19
" The heavens declare the glory of God;
and the firmament shows forth His handiwork.
Day after day uttereth speech,
and night unto night shows knowledge..."


The heavens declare ( Hebrew is SAPHAR)
the heavens recount, the heavens mark as a tally or a record, or the heavens inscribe as a writer the handiwork of God.


Every time we look up into the heavens, whether it is a beautiful cloud, sunrise, sunset or storm, His glory is being declared for all of His creation to behold. Psalm 75:1 says, " Unto Thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto Thee do we give thanks; for that Thy Name is near Thy wondrous works declare."


He is an all encompassing God. He inhabits eternity and every aspect of His creation. We are surrounded by His presence; it does not matter how we feel at any given moment, He is near.


Job 12:7-10 gives a very appropriate picture of God's all encompassing presence. He says, " But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the birds of the air, and they shall tell thee; Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee, and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee. Who knoweth not in all these (the fish, birds, beasts and the very earth we walk upon) that the hand of the LORD has wrought this? "


Truly - the heavens, the sky, the earth and everything therein declare the glory of God.


The firmament, the sky shows God's handiwork in creation - The Hebrew description for this concept, this fact, is that the firmament stands out, it boldly manifests and certifies His work. Each day utters speech, it gushes forth, belches out, pours out and abundantly declares His glory.


Psalm 78:1,2 says, " I will open my mouth in a parable, I will utter dark sayings of old - which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us. "


The nights show knowledge - Dakes Annotated Reference Bible (page 624) describes this well ~


If the heavens number out the glory of God and inscribe the infinite works of the Creator; if the firmament manifests His handiwork and certifies His existence;

If days constantly pour forth teaching; and if nights declare the knowledge of God - then God's existence is everywhere confirmed!


He is with us always; we are surrounded by His Presence. Even unto the ends of the earth!

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