Psalm 19 Outline
– Daytime and night manifest God’s existence (Psalm 19:1-4)
– God made the sun to move from east to west to give light to the whole world (Psalm 19:5-6)
– Anyone who abide in God will have life (Psalm 19:7-11)
– David prayed that God will keep him from sins (Psalm 19:12-13)
– David prayed that God will help him to consistently meditate and carry out his commandments in his life (Psalm 19:14)
Psalm 19 Summary
In Psalm 19:1-4, the signs in the skies such as the day and night declare God’s works. They manifest the existence of God, the creator of the universe. It doesn’t have to talk a language yet everyone from different nations is able to see this work of God and from this understand that there is a God.
In Psalm 19:5-6, God made the sun, with a purpose to bring light to the world so that there is day time. God made the sun to move from east to west so that the whole world will experience daytime but at different interval.
In Psalm 19:7-11, God’s law is perfect. Anyone who abide in God’s commandments will have life. In Proverbs 9:10, the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. If you walk steadfastly in God’s commandments, you will inherit eternal life in the kingdom of heaven.
In Psalm 19:12-13, David pleaded God to keep him from evil ways because he knows he is not a perfect man who does not sin.
In Psalm 19:14, David prayed that he will always meditate and carry out God’s commandments in his life. God is a rock and redeemer, to those who trust in him and faithfully keep his commandments.
Psalm 19 Bible Study
1. Fear God and obey his commandments
Born again Christians must not sin after conversion. If you deliberately sin, then the sacrifice of Jesus Christ will be useless. The blood of Jesus Christ will only atone for your sins if you sincerely confess your sins and repent. In Proverbs 8:13, the fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. In Ecclesiastes 12:13, let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. In Proverbs 14:26, in the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge. In 1 Peter 2:17, honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
In Hebrews 10:26-31, for if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.