Vs. 1, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” David knew what so many still refuse to believe today. God reveals himself simply by the world he created! As Christians, we know that God reveals himself through a few different ways. One being “General Revelation”(by nature) which David is referring to in this passage. And there is “Special Revelation” (Bible, Holy Spirit, Prayer, etc.) in which God directly reveals himself. Either way, we know we are without excuse (Romans 1) for God has made himself known to all.
Regarding application…Pleasing to God. Vs. 14, “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Isn’t that what its all about? What comes out of our mouth and what comes from our heart really does matter. David earlier prayed in this passage if there were any willful sins in his life…that God would reveal that to him. I still remember the first time I saw a mountain with snow on it…It was Mount Hood and I was a young teenybopper flying out to Oregon to be a counselor at my Adoption camp. I was most definitely in awe of the beauty of Oregon. I couldn’t help but see the majesty of God, that he could create such beauty! I thank God that I had the opportunity to live out in such beautiful country, but So. Cal has it’s own beauty too! As pleasing as God is to us…let us give back our lives so that we would be pleasing to Him!