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What is God’s Desire?

Text: Psalm 19

The desire of God for the heavens …

Is to declare His glory

Footnotes: Psalm. 136:5-9

“To Him who made the heavens with skill, For His faithfulness is everlasting; To Him who spread out the earth above the waters, For His faithfulness is everlasting; To Him who made the great lights, For His faithfulness is everlasting: The sun to rule by day, For His faithfulness is everlasting, The moon and stars to rule by night, For His faithfulness is everlasting.”.

Romans 1:19-20 “Because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, that is, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, being understood by what has been made, so that they are without excuse”.

They do not speak, yet they reveal a Divine Order (see Psalm 19:1-2)

1. The Sun was often an object of worship i n many religions The Sun was also associated with divine worship In Judaism the heavens and the sun were symbols of God’s glory

2. In the sunrise every day God demonstrates HIs dependability and faithfulness In traveling its course across the sky every day In providing its heat to all the earth

The desire of God for His revelation is…

To reveal His plan for reconciliation

Footnotes: (see Psalm 19:7-9)

The law is perfect -- RESTORING THE SOUL

The testimony of the Lord is sure -- MAKING WISE THE SIMPLE

The precepts of the Lord are right-- REJOICING THE HEART

The commandments are pure--


The fear of the Lord is clean-- ENDURING FOREVER

The judgments of the Lord are true, and RIGHTEOUS ALTOGETHER

The desire of God for YOU is…

To be reconciled to Him

Footnotes: (Psalm 19:11-13)

Moreover (In addition) His revelations by them Your servant is warned -- He warns His people

In keeping them there is great reward-- He encourages obedience

To help us see our errors -- He shows them their errors

Acquitting us of unintentional sins-- He acquits us of hidden faults Keep back your servant from presumptuous sin He keeps us from open rebellion

Let them not rule over me-- We are no longer enslaved to willful sin

Then I will be blameless

I shall be acquitted of great transgression He counts us as blameless, forgiven, innocent through the blood of Jesus

Our Confession

May the words of my mouth

and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer

Footnotes (Psalm 19:14)

Knowing what God has done for us, knowing His purpose to reconcile us to Himself we confess:

Let the words of my mouth (Our External behaviors)

And the meditations of my heart (Internal character, feelings, beliefs & thoughts)

Be acceptable in Your sight (May my life moving forward meet your standards)

O LORD --(Sovereign authority)

MY ROCK -- (Foundation for my life and being)

MY REDEEMER -- (Jesus is the One who Redeems)


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