NKJ Psalm 19:1 To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God [אֵל,’ēl] and the firmament shows His handiwork.
NKJ Romans 1:18-21 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
NKJ Psalm 19:2 Day unto day utters [נָבַע, nāḇa‛] speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge.
What though in solemn silence all
Move round this dark terrestrial ball;
What though no real voice or sound
Amidst their radiant orbs be found;
In reason’s ear they all rejoice,
And utter forth a glorious voice,
For ever singing as they shine,
“The hand that made us is divine.”
Nature does not whisper, it shouts and it shouts continually. We were all impressed with cinerama when the curved screen gave such a life-like impression. And now you can walk into the Omnitheatre at the St. Paul Science Museum and hear all of the ooooh’s and ahhhh’s as people recline and see themselves enveloped in a domed screen, and then an hour later walk outside into a dome and a three dimensional drama ten million times bigger, more unpredictable and suspenseful, and hear not a single exclamation. (Online sermon on Psalm 19 entitled “Sky Talk”)
God made the skies
With voices clear,
And gave you eyes
So you can hear.
NKJ Psalm 19:3-4a There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard. Their line [קַו, qāv] has gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.
NAU Psalm 19:3-4 “There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard. [i.e. there is no literal speech] 4 [Nevertheless] Their line has gone out through all the earth, and their utterances [Fem. Pl. Const. > מִלָּה, millāh, lit. words] to the end of the world ….”
LXA Psalm 19:4 Their voice [φθόγγος, tone, sound] is gone out into all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world.
NKJ Psalm 19:4b-6 In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun, which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoices like a strong man to run its race. Its rising is from one end of heaven, and its circuit to the other end; and there is nothing hidden [סָתַר, sāṯar] from its heat.
NKJ Psalm 19:7a The law of the LORD is perfect, converting [or restoring, reviving] the soul;
NKJ Psalm 19:7b The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple;
NKJ Psalm 19:8a The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart;
Mark the progress; he who was converted was next made wise and is now made happy; that truth which makes the heart right then gives joy to the right heart. Free grace brings heart-joy. (Treasury of David, e-Sword)
NKJ Psalm 19:8b The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes;
It is well again to observe the gradation; the convert became a disciple and next a rejoicing soul, he now obtains a discerning eye, and as a spiritual man discerneth all things, though he himself is discerned of no man. (Treasury of David, e-Sword)
NKJ Psalm 19:9a The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever;
NKJ Psalm 19:9b The judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
NKJ 2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
NKJ Psalm 19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
NKJ Psalm 19:11 Moreover by them Your servant is warned, and in keeping them there is great reward.
NKJ Psalm 19:12 Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret [סָתַר, sāṯar] faults.
As regards confession, the procedure was this: Every one had [was enjoined] to enumerate all his sins (which is an impossible thing). This was a great torment. From such as he had forgotten he would be absolved on the condition that, if they would occur to him, he must still confess them. In this way he could never know whether he had made a sufficiently pure confession, or when confessing would ever have an end. Yet he was pointed to his own works, and comforted thus: The more fully one confesses, and the more he humiliates himself and debases himself before the priest, the sooner and better he renders satisfaction for his sins; for such humility certainly would earn grace before God.
Here, too, there was no faith nor Christ, and the virtue of the absolution was not declared to him, but upon his enumeration of sins and his self-abasement depended his consolation. What torture, rascality, and idolatry such confession has produced is more than can be related. (Smalcald Articles, III. Of Repentance: Of the False Repentance of the Papists)
NKJ Psalm 19:13 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and I shall be innocent of great transgression.
NKJ Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.