Revelation and Response
This week we examine Psalm 19, which describes both God's general and special revelation. God reveals himself in universal, global ways. God is not hidden. He has and is revealing himself through creation to all races and peoples. But even more vividly and thoroughly, God has revealed himself and his will through his Torah (teaching, instruction). God's Torah is of immense value to us and bring with them great benefits, far better than anything the world promises us. Poetically, the psalmist models for us a proper response to God's revelation and instruction by offering his heart and mind to the Lord.
- Describe some bad or poor ways of thinking about God’s Torah (instruction or law).
- What does creation reveal to us about the Lord? Why is creation insufficient to lead us to salvation?
- What are some of the fruits of the Word of God in your life?
- In what ways is God’s Word better than money, food etc.? How does it lead to a better satisfaction and joy?
- What are some of the multiple functions of the Word of God in our life? Why do we need these?
- The revelation of God demands a response. What is God’s desired response to his self-revelation and instruction?