Psalm 19 almost seems like two psalms attached together. It begins in verses 1- 6 as a kind of nature psalm. Unlike the pagans living around Israel at that time, the Israelites did not worship the creation or various parts of the creation such as the sun, moon and stars. They knew that God existed before the creation and outside His creation. The elements of the creation are shown here as “telling of the glory of God.” When we look at the universe around us, the creation in all its wonder, we are to understand that we are seeing the creative majesty of the God of all things. The psalmist is using the very elements that the pagans were worshiping to bring glory and worship to the Creator of the universe.
Verses 7-14 speak of the wisdom found in the Word of God. The Word is described as perfect, sure, right, and pure, enlightening man and bringing much rejoicing. The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever. Keeping the Law of God, the Tora, brings great reward. So we see the glory of the creation and the glory of God’s Word described here together. Spend some time this week meditating on the glory of God!