TO THE CHOIRMASTER. A PSALM OF DAVID.
Vs 1: The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above1 proclaims his handiwork.
Vs 7: The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
In this Psalm we find two very distinct declaration statements about God and His Revelation to His people. This is called special and general revelation. God does and will continue to revel and declare something about Himself through this Psalm.
Canada is a showcase of God’s beauty, from the giant mountains to the flowing fields of grain, to the Canadian tundra and great lakes to the rich soil in the east, God’s handiwork is proclaimed and will not be contained. The Psalmist reminds us that God will declare His glory through creation. His voice (vs 4) will not go unheard, and his general revelation will be heard throughout the earth.
The Psalmist does not stop there but draws attention to God’s Special Revelation, His Word. The Psalmist is not satisfied with only one name for God’s Word but uses six different names to describe God’s Word:
Law (Instruction); Testimony (Truth); precepts (rules); commandments (God’s authority); Fear (of God); rules.
The Psalmist gives the reader the beauty of God’s special revelation and the summation of God’s character. If we take a moment to extol the beauty of God’s Creation and the words directly from God, it is no wonder why we don’t exclaim with our mouths like the Psalmist:
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.
3 Month Reading Plan - Psalm 21