We are continuing our series of reflections on the Psalms. Each day we will upload a new reflection to the website. We hope and pray that you will find them helpful and that they bring hope during this season. Click on these buttons to read the text of the psalm or listen to a recording of it. You can also listen to the reflection using the audio player below.
We’re meditating our way through the Psalms. This one is itself a meditation on the power of God’s word. We live in a world pervaded by words, from TV, radio, social media, newspapers… Not all of what we hear and read is encouraging or upbuilding. There is however a source of speech that addresses us all the time, with a life-affirming message. This psalm depicts divine wisdom, displayed in the heavens, speaking night and day, all over the world, passing over all possible barriers. Brightest in the heavens, the sun ‘sees’ everything.
As well as the voice of the created world there is the word which God has spoken to his people, which is able, if we heed it, to bring our lives into alignment with God’s purposes. Centuries before Jesus came to live among us, David knew that the law revealed to Israel was no legal code, but dynamic, acting in people’s lives.
A word that is always speaking to us, and penetrating to the depths of our being – we welcome the working of the living Word, through the Holy Spirit in our lives.
This psalm comes with its own prayer at the end:
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.