January 11, 2019

I have been writing on Psalm 19 this week. Here it is from The Message translation. Read and enjoy:)

Psalm 19 (The Message) — 1 God’s glory is on tour in the skies, God-craft on exhibit across the horizon. 2 Madame Day holds classes every morning, Professor Night lectures each evening. 3 Their words aren’t heard, their voices aren’t recorded, 4 But their silence fills the earth: unspoken truth is spoken everywhere. God makes a huge dome for the sun—a superdome! 5 The morning sun’s a new husband leaping from his honeymoon bed, The daybreaking sun an athlete racing to the tape. 6 That’s how God’s Word vaults across the skies from sunrise to sunset, Melting ice, scorching deserts, warming hearts to faith. 7 The revelation of God is whole and pulls our lives together. The signposts of God are clear and point out the right road. 8 The life-maps of God are right, showing the way to joy. The directions of God are plain and easy on the eyes. 9 God’s reputation is twenty-four-carat gold, with a lifetime guarantee. The decisions of God are accurate down to the nth degree. 10 God’s Word is better than a diamond, better than a diamond set between emeralds. You’ll like it better than strawberries in spring, better than red, ripe strawberries. 11 There’s more: God’s Word warns us of danger and directs us to hidden treasure. 12 Otherwise how will we find our way? Or know when we play the fool? 13 Clean the slate, God, so we can start the day fresh! Keep me from stupid sins, from thinking I can take over your work; Then I can start this day sun-washed, scrubbed clean of the grime of sin. 14 These are the words in my mouth; these are what I chew on and pray. Accept them when I place them on the morning altar, O God, my Altar-Rock, God, Priest-of-My-Altar.

Aren’t you glad that the blood of Jesus has cleaned the slate that had all of our sins written on it? Aren’t you absolutely thrilled that the blood of Jesus has scrubbed us clean from the grime of sin. You can start each day knowing that because of Jesus and because of the Father’s tremendous love, you have had a refreshing spiritual shower and are now squeaky clean and can face the day having no odor of sin hanging on you:) God loves you. God is not angry with you; He never has been and He never will be! God is love.

Be Inspired Hilltop!


  1. Mary Anne Frank says

    Psalm 19 has always been a favorite of mine. Reading the Message version brought joy to my heart. I have really appreciated your insights this week in praying this Psalm. Thank you.