Sweeter Than Honey

I want to experience God the way David did in Psalm 19. Take a closer look noticing the metaphors and imagery he uses to describe God. These are not simple thoughts of how great God is, but elaborate descriptions of God’s character. This is not David being creative. These descriptions come from experience. God showed up in David’s life and David was careful to pay attention. Now, when writing the words, he is simply drawing from what he knows to be true.
As David establishes who God is, something profound happens. He becomes deeply reverent. That’s why he moves into the second part of the poem exclaiming that he wants God more than any other thing, Even gold! At that moment, David becomes keenly aware of his humanness. He is humbled. What Does that mean? Andrew Murray describes it this way, “[Humility] is not something which we bring to God, or He bestows; it is simply the sense of entire nothingness, which comes when we see how truly God is all, and in which we make way for God to be all.” That last phrase really says it. When we develop reverence which produces humility, “we make way for God to be all.” We see David committing to exactly that in this Psalm.
Despite this amazing Psalm, David is not the best example of humility in the Bible. Jesus is. Consider Philippians 2:6-9. “Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”
If you have strayed, as David did, there is one way to find your way back on the right path. Do like David did and describe the character of God.