Tehillim / Psalms 19, Part 1, We Serve an Awesome God, the Creator of the Universe


This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 19:1-15,  The Psalm begins saying לַמְנַצֵּחַ מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד For the director of music, A psalm of David.  David saysב  הַשָּׁמַיִם מְסַפְּרִים כְּבוֹד-אֵל וּמַעֲשֵֹה יָדָיו מַגִּיד הָרָקִיעַ:  19:1 The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. (NASB)  The vastness of the heavens declare God’s Glory, His creative power has been made known in His creation.  David goes on to say ג  יוֹם לְיוֹם יַבִּיעַ אֹמֶר וְלַיְלָה לְּלַיְלָה יְחַוֶּה-דָּעַת: ד  אֵין אֹמֶר וְאֵין דְּבָרִים בְּלִי נִשְׁמָע קוֹלָם: 19:2 Day to day pours forth speech, And night to night reveals knowledge.  19:3 There is no speech, nor are there words; Their voice is not heard. (NASB)  As each day continues from one to the next, the knowledge of God is made manifest, it is by the power of God the world continues on its course.  The example David gives of this is in the sun saying ה  בְּכָל-הָאָרֶץ | יָצָא קַוָּם וּבִקְצֵה תֵבֵל מִלֵּיהֶם לַשֶּׁמֶשׁ שָֹם אֹהֶל בָּהֶם:  ו  וְהוּא כְּחָתָן יֹצֵא מֵחֻפָּתוֹ יָשִֹישֹ כְּגִבּוֹר לָרוּץ אֹרַח: ז  מִקְצֵה הַשָּׁמַיִם | מוֹצָאוֹ וּתְקוּפָתוֹ עַל-קְצוֹתָם וְאֵין נִסְתָּר מֵחַמָּתוֹ: 19:4 Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their utterances to the end of the world. In them He has placed a tent for the sun, 19:5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber; It rejoices as a strong man to run his course.  19:6 Its rising is from one end of the heavens, And its circuit to the other end of them; And there is nothing hidden from its heat. (NASB)  The Lord has set the sun on its path and none can change that.  Like the Lord who sets the stars on their path, so the Lord God Almighty, sets the soul of man on its path in His Torah.  Read more here: Tehillim 19-Part1 Notes: Notes_Psalms_19