Sovereign Grace Baptist Church

Free Grace Media

Of Princeton, New Jersey


AuthorClay Curtis
TitleLessons from Creation
Bible TextPsalm 19:1-6
Article Type Article
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Psalm 19: 1:  «To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.» The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. 2: Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. 3: There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. 4: Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, 5: Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. 6: His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.


First, think of the consistency of the light of the sun.  It is the same today as it was when it first shined. Likewise, getting our light from the Sun of Righteousness our doctrine never changes for “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” (Heb 13: 8)


      Secondly, all things in God’s creation revolve around the sun. Likewise, all things in God’s spiritual creation revolve around Christ, “Christ is all and in all.” (Col 3: 11) What would happen if the sun stopped shining? Believer, we could sooner do without the light of the sun than do without the healing Light of Christ given us through the preaching of the gospel!


     Thirdly, the sun is the point from which our compasses give us direction and bearings. Likewise, Christ is the magnet that guides and controls those in whom he dwells.  When in the forest, the wise man is always looking at the sun so that he knows which direction to go. The wise man in grace is always looking to the Sun of righteousness to direct his steps.


     Fourthly, when the sun rises, it always returns to the earth at the end of the day. When the day of grace is over, Christ shall return.  (Mt 13: 40-43)  The self-righteous who boast in how “I let my little light shine” will be cast out in the day of judgment.  But those broken and contrite, who make themselves invisible in this earth that all eyes might be on Christ shall be held up by our triumphant Redeemer as the trophies of his grace. For now, we do our best to be unseen that all eyes may be on Christ. But “then shall the righteous shine forth as the Sun in the kingdom of their Father.”


     Fifthly, the sun is the only source giving light. In the new heavens and new earth, where all shall be the creation of Christ, there will only be one Light, “And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.” (Rev 21: 23)


God has chosen to save his people by the foolishness of preaching not by the light of creation.  But having been saved under the gospel, believers see that everything in this creation was made to glorify Christ. He is the Light and Life we must have.  Look to him today and live with him forevermore!