Psalm 19 – The Perfect Law of the Lord



This is truly one of the greatest psalms and a magnificent prayer.  It brims with the majesty of God’s creation, His love, and His power.   It opens with the assurance that the very heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above, his handiwork.  The poetry of verses 4-6 brings the sun to the forefront of His creation, pointing the way to all things, as none remain hidden when it rises it the heavens.

Just as His creation of our universe is evident in all we see around us, the truth and beauty of His rules, His commandments come to be understood as the perfection of divine law when we understand that living in His light and be His precepts makes our lives better.  The foolish of heart will never see this, and they are to be pitied, for His way is truly sweeter than honey and more precious than gold.

The prayer of this chapter ends with great awe and perfect reverence, and is a great model for prayer for us today:

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in your sight,
O Lord, my rock and my redeemer

Read or listen to audio of ESV version of this selection from this link.

/Bob’s boy
some images © V. Gilbert & Arlisle F. Beers

Please note: I did not design the reading plan that I am following in my blog.  All of my comments in this blog, however, are solely my responsibility.  When reading ANY commentary, you should ALWAYS refer first to the scripture, which is God’s unchanging and unfailing word. Reading schedules, as well as a link to the site where you can get the reading plan that I’m currently following for yourself can be found on the “Bible Reading Schedules” page of my website at  For questions and help, please see the “FAQ” and “Summaries” pages there.


3 comments on “Psalm 19 – The Perfect Law of the Lord

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