The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth His handywork.
Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
This psalm is regarded by many as one of the most beautiful pieces of poetry in all of the book of Psalms. What stands out to me at the outset is that David was clearly speaking of the physical heavens and the earth itself, the amazing creation of God that declared His greatness for all of mankind to see. Clearly, David recognized the reality of God in the glory of His creation.
These verses are an answer to the question, “What about people who have never heard about Jesus?” The heavens and the earth themselves declare the existence and the glory of Almighty God.
Day unto day utters speech: In the Hebrew text, this phrase is much more descriptive than it is in English. In Hebrew, the phrase describes a gushing spring that pours out the sweet, refreshing waters of the knowledge and revelation of God. His creation is the evidence of His existence, His power, His unfathomable majesty and sovereignty.
This is a beautiful psalm, and I’m looking forward to studying the rest of it. I hope you will enjoy it, as well.