“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.” Psalm 19:1-2
“There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.” Psalm 19:3-4a

Although the poet here is speaking primarily of the skies, day and night, declaring that there is a God who has created them, the metaphor extends into all of creation. If the skies above, day and night, declare His glory, how much more does the physical world around us? They are ceaseless in the proclamation. They “declare”, “proclaim”, “pour out speech”, “reveal”, etc. in the light of day and in the lights of night.

I find the fact that the night “reveals knowledge” to be particularly encouraging. It is at night when things can usually be hidden or covered up. God is revealing His glory and wisdom even at night through His creation.

If I listen, I can hear him. And he is heard, whether we try to shout him down with our puny, man-centered thoughts or not. “There is no speech, nor are there words, *whose voice is »not« heard*.* We can try to ignore the voice, but it will be heard. We can try to out-think the voice’s simple declaration of God’s handiwork with man’s complicated explanations and theories of universal origins and developments, but the voice will be heard.


The voice goes through out all the earth. All peoples can hear the voice, see the handiwork, and know that there is One who is greater than they. They try to explain it. They have tried to explain the world and the natural order for as long as there have been people on the earth. Creation myths appear in every civilization and even before civilization. Wherever man has been, he has tried to explain the creation of the world in such a way that he has some relationship to it, but no real accountability to the One who created it.

Although the poet surely intends “the end of the world” to mean the “ends of the earth”, as a repetition of “through all the earth”, I also take it to mean that until the world ends (and by extension from its beginning), the heavens will declare the glory of God. They will proclaim His handiwork. They will go on revealing knowledge of the creator. They will will pour out speech, and they *will be heard*.

May God open more ears to hear the call of his creation to seek the true God in worship.

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