The Life Changing Book (10 of 40) by John Barnett

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The Life Changing Book (10 of 40)
Series: Book You Can Trust
John Barnett
Psalm 19

Perhaps the clearest picture of the Power of Scripture was painted by a shepherd boy on a grassy hill in the Middle East 3,000 years ago.

David Sang of the Power of the Scriptures

Unquestionably the most majestic and awesome affirmation of the Divine Scriptures is in Psalm 19. As we turn there think with me. . . how did David the shepherd boy, a man after God's own heart, arrive at such an incredible understanding of the Word? Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. (KJV) In Hebrew hashe-mayim mesaperim-kevoth-ale The heavens are shouting the glory of their Almighty Creator God. When you come to Psalm 19 God says the Heavens are shouting the wonders of their Creator!

As a boy, David must have chosen to focus his heart upon the study of God's two great books: NATURE and SCRIPTURE. Think of this, so careful was David's study of these two books, he compares and contrasts them. He skillfully magnifies the wondrous character and person of the Author in both!

Psalm 19 magnifies God's Revelation of Himself.
1. In v. 1-6 through CREATION God is revealed in a general way. (general revelation)
2. In v. 7-14 the SCRIPTURES reveal God in a special way. (special revelation)

One of the amazing ways nature reveals its Almighty Creator is the majesty of a common thunderstorm. David watched many as he sat long hours on lonely hills watching his flock. They were so much a part of his life that they crop up repeatedly in his and Asaph's writing of the Psalms.

Psalm 18:13 The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire. (KJV)

Psalm 29:3 The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters. (KJV)

Psalm 77:18 The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook. (KJV ...

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