by Stephen Whitney

God Reveals Himself
Stephen Whitney
Psalm 19

Revelation comes from the Latin word meaning to unveil.
When a thing is revealed the veil which hid it is removed.
It is to make something known which was concealed or hidden.

We experience a revelation when we go to a play and they pull back the curtain and we can see the background of the scene.
It also happens when we open a gift and take off the wrapping paper to see what it is or open the box and see what is inside.

God is spirit (John 4:24) and invisible (I Tim. 1:17) so we cannot know God unless he reveals himself to us. God has revealed himself to us as the Creator of the universe in which we live.

Psalm 19 is a song that shows how God reveals himself to us.
It contains the clearest summary of the doctrine of revelation
to be found in the OT, that God has clearly made himself known
to all mankind that he is the Creator.

The first stanza in verses 1-6 shows how God reveals himself through the wonders we see in the heavens. The second stanza
in verses 7-11 shows how God reveals himself through is Word.
The third stanza in verses 12-14 shows us how the Word of God convicts us of our sin before God.

Heavens :1-4
In the sky we can see the creative beauty of God displayed.
With just your eyes you can see the sun, moon and stars. Those heavenly bodies reveal the majesty of God who created them.

Handiwork - Heb. work of a craftsman or delicate fingerwork.
Exodus 26:36 You shall make a screen for the entrance of the tabernacle, of blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined line, embroidered with needlework (fine fingerwork).

The word means the intimate attention to detail for the smallest elements of some project. Here it describes the level of precision
which God used in creating in universe.

John Calvin wrote, ''The heavens openly bearing testimony
that they have not been put together by chance, but were
wonderfully created by the ...

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