Daily Bible Reading - Exodus 37,38; Psalm 19; Acts 11
Today’s Key Passage - Psalm 19
As a Christian, have you ever been asked by a non-believer how you know that God exists? Have you ever been questioned about how we can be sure that God is present in the world or how we might know that God is communicating with us? If you have ever been asked these questions, Psalm 19 is a great place to look for answers. In this Psalm, David discusses the three ways that God shows us that He exists – His three witnesses here on earth.
God’s first witness can be found in the wonders of nature. (19:1-6) God declares His presence to everyone through nature. In the beauty of the sun, moon, stars, and even the weather, God is saying, “I am here.” God declares His presence every day and every night. His creation never ceases to declare God’s presence. The skies proclaim His presence to every nation on earth, and God speaks of His existence everywhere. The thought that the universe happened by chance or by accident is simply crazy. There is so much going on and so much that had to happen at exactly the right time and in exactly the right way that there can be little argument that a divine Creator must have been involved. Everywhere we look, we can see the presence of God in nature, and His works all around us communicate to us about His absolute power and authority.
God’s second witness can be found in His Word. (19:7-11) Some people think of the Bible as simply a set of rules that keep us from having fun. In reality, though, God’s Word is exactly the opposite. David does a wonderful job in this Psalm of summing up the many benefits of God’s divine Scriptures. His Word revives the soul, communicates wisdom, cheers the heart, cleanses the eyes, consists forever, and champions righteousness. God speaks to us as we learn from His Word. The more we read it and study it, the more we learn about His holiness and our own sinfulness.
Finally, God’s third witness can be found in our daily walk with Him. (19:12-14) As a believer walks with God He is a witness to the existence of God by the life that he leads and the words that he speaks. God is constantly communicating to the people around us as we live for His glory. He is essentially speaking through us. As God reveals himself through our daily experiences, we learn about His forgiveness for all of our faults (even the ones we do not even know about). We also learn about our salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ. God communicates with all of us through His workers here on earth.
The next time you are asked about the existence of God, remember the words of David in Psalm 19. The evidence for God is all around us. His witnesses can be found every day as He reveals His greatness.
During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you? Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.
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Posted on February 4, 2013, in 19 - Psalms and tagged Bible, Christian, Daily Bible, Daily Devotional, Evangelism, Faith, God, God's Character, Jesus, Questioning God, Religion, Service, Trust. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.