Sermon preached on Sunday, September 25, 2011 at Garden Valley Chapel; Psalms 19:1-6.
The beauty is that you and I were made to know God. God wanted creatures to acknowledge Him. He made you to know Him and give Him glory.
Yes, while I would agree that the chief end of man is to glorify God, I still would ask, how is he to glorifying Him if he does not first know Him?
This is what Jesus prayed for which is recorded for us in John 17:3 -
3"This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
Our Lord´s prayer was that we might know the only true God and His only Son, whom He sent do die on a cross in our place.
It is God´s desire that we know who is Creator, who is Maker, who is Lord, who is Savior. Eternal life is the kind of life that knows God. Eternal life is the knowledge of God - the one true God.
What better place to capture God´s self-disclosure than Psalm 19.
It was C.S. Lewis, a master of literature, who called this psalm "the greatest poem in the Psalter and one of the greatest lyrics in the world."
To borrow a phrase from one of my favorite commentaries, it is "one of the giants of the psalms."
It is in Psalm 19 that God has chosen to disclose Himself. And so we invite you to listen as Pastor David preaches, "God´s Self-Disclosure" - part one of five messages.
1The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. 2Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. 3There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. 4Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, 5Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. 6His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. (KJV)
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