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Psalm 19:1-6, 7-14 March 8, 2015

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The heavens are telling the glory of God;
and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.

We’ve been singing a version of these words for weeks as both our church and CSUCI have been singing the music from Haydn’s Creation.

There is so much in this 14-verse psalm, no wonder the devotional divides it in two.

We’re in Kings Beach for 4 1/2 days of skiing and visiting with Sam and John & Judy. We’ve been blessed over and over with the beauty and awe of starry skies, majestic snowy mountains and calm lake sunsets. Creation does wordlessly celebrate “the glory of God!”

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After praising the awe inspiring creation, the second half of this psalm praises God’s laws and commandments. May our words and thoughts be “acceptable” to our Creator.

The heavens, waters, flora and fauna live as they were created to be. We humans regularly go off-task, destroying and maiming the rest of creation as well as other humans. We need to follow God’s laws and precepts in order to bring about God’s kingdom.

We ask God to “clear me from hidden faults” and to help us become “innocent of great transgression.”

Added to this reading is Exodus 20:1-17, the Ten Commandments. Here’s our basic “code of conduct”: how humans should relate to God, how to take care of ourselves and family, and how to live with other people.

If we would all ask for – and follow – daily guidance, and that our actions, words and thoughts be “acceptable” to our rock and redeemer, what a better world it would be!

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