02/01/18 Revelation

READING: Job 37:1-40:5, Psalm 19

“Where were you when I established the earth?”

Job 38:4

I’m humbled and amazed every time I read Psalm 19. The God of eternity has made Himself known through His creation, a creation that declares His glory and “proclaims the work of His hands” (Psalm 19:1). His magnificence is written across the sky both day and night, and all we can do is stand astounded. Even as I write this devotion, I’m reminded of a recent huge full moon that seemed to light up our neighborhood in ways impossible to grasp. Likewise, I remember once standing in the Arabian desert, amazed by the power of the sun that bounced off the desert as it heated each grain of sand. I simply had nothing to say, as no words could have captured the moment.

Even more significant, though, is the truth that God has also made Himself known to us through His Word. That Word is perfect, trustworthy, right, radiant, pure, reliable, and “altogether righteous” (Psa. 19:7-9). It renews my life and makes my heart glad (Psa. 19:7-8). As the psalmist so simply but powerfully noted, God’s Word is “sweeter than honey dripping from a honeycomb” (Psa. 19:10). It’s especially sweet when we realize that the God who created everything is also the God who communicates with us personally. He who “cuts a channel for the flooding rain or clears the way for lightning” (Job 38:25) is also the God whose Word directs our heart to Him.

On one hand, I can only conclude like Job, “I am so insignificant” (Job 40:3). On the other hand, I know that God the Creator loves me personally, for the Bible tells me so. He who speaks through the thunder also called me to Himself and made me His child.

Once again as I read Psalm 19, I can only stand amazed.  


  • Don’t miss seeing God’s hand in nature today. Slow down enough to look.
  • Spend some extra time in God’s Word today. Be filled with wonder that He speaks to us.

PRAYER: “Almighty God, creator of all, I’m amazed by Your power and Your presence. Your glory overwhelms me. Amen.’”

TOMORROW’S READING:  Job 40:6-42:17, Psalm 29


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