Summary: A message that shows how God reveals Himself to the world.
Well, what a privilege it is this morning to be able to share a message with God’s people from God’s word. As a matter of fact, I can’t think of anything I would rather do than stand up here before you and break open the word of God Almighty. You know why folks? Because God has something He wants you to know about Himself this morning. He has a lot to say because everyone here is very special to Him. And after He says it, the very thing your heart bleeds for and cries for, you can find here this morning if you listen to what His word and His Spirit says to your heart. He’s given us this incredible book that we open up and read from but it’s not just any old book, it’s what God has revealed to us about Himself.
Let me tell you something about this book. You want to know what this book is all about? Here it is in a nutshell:
This book deals with basically one problem – Sin!
It has basically one villain – Satan!
It has basically one hero – Jesus Christ the Savior!
It has basically one purpose – To shine, to instruct, to teach you and me all we need to know about life so we can give God the glory He deserves. Folks, that’s it! That’s what it’s all about. This is what God has revealed to us about Himself.
Does it tell us everything? NO! Does it tell us everything we need to know? YES! Why doesn’t it tell us everything? Because Deut. 29:29 says, “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.”
God shows us what we need to know about Him from His word, so as we read His word this morning keep that in mind.
Turn if you will this morning to Psalm 19. I’ve entitled this morning’s message, “Divine Design.” We’re going to look at one of the ways we can know there is a God from scripture. You say, “Well, of course there’s a God, Bro. Marty, I believe it. Why would you preach about this subject this morning.” I’ll tell you why, because not everybody believes what you and I believe. Folks, I’ve only been in the ministry a little over two years but I’ve been a Christian for 25 years and one of this things I’m seeing more and more of are the effects of what’s known in theological circles as “postmodernism.” (Explain)
I want to get back to the basics this morning and take a good look at what the word of God has to say about the One who created this world and us. (Read Psalm 19/Pray)
I love this psalm because it helps us see how God exists, how He works, and what He works through. Now, we’ve just read God’s word and remember this is what He’s revealed. That’s what revelation is – an unveiling or a revealing of that which was previously unknown. So that’s what I want us to look at this morning – What God has revealed! The first thing I want us to see is:
I. The Revelation of God in His Creation – verses 1-6
Folks, when you’re outside and look all around you, what do you see? Here’s what you see - You see creation! And in that creation you see the perfect order of things. By that I mean when you look at a tree it’s not growing upside-down, it’s rightside up. You don’t see cows underwater and you don’t see fish swimming on dry land. You don’t see the sun at night and the moon during the day. It’s not hot in the winter and cold in the summer. You know why? Because it wasn’t designed that way! Everything your eyes can see was put together by special design.
Look at the human body – how it works, how all the vessels weave through the muscle and bones, the skeletal system, the neuromuscular system, the digestive system, the circulatory system. Do you think all of that just decided one day to all operate together and life happened? Of course not! It all has special design! It wasn’t a big bang that started it all. And isn’t it logical that if all of these things we see have a special design, there has to be a designer? Folks, that designer is God!
Look at verse 1 (Read).
I like the way the apostle Paul put it in Romans 1:20, “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse”. What Paul is saying there is, “You can’t honestly say there’s not a God, all you have to do is look all around you, He created all of this.” Verse 1 says, “The heavens declare.” In the Hebrew text there, that’s a strong word. It gives the picture of continuous action. The heavens are continuously telling of the glory of God. When it says heavens here it refers to everything upward.