If you are outside much in the Summer months, you know how pesky a little gnat can be: They get in your face; draw attention to themselves; and, they won’t leave you alone.
Because they are just as pesky, there are some sections of the Bible that I refer to as GNAT Scripture, and Psalm 19:1-4, is one of these. This Psalm is small, but pesky, in the way it prods you with its important principles.
When you read the verses below, notice the GNAT (Great, Noble, And Truthful) principles it contains:
The heavens are telling of the greatness of God and the great open spaces above show the work of His hands. Day to day they speak. And night to night they show much learning. There is no speaking and no words where their voice is not heard. Their sound has gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.
Here are a few of the pesky thoughts that prod me whenever I read this Psalm:
- Just as the heavens testify of God’s greatness, the fruit you bear reveals your relationship with God . . . are you sweet, tart, or bitter?
- Notice the frequency of the testimony . . . day after day and night after night. There is no room for a Sunday Saint in the understanding and application of this Psalm. Do you live and breathe in such a way that the love of God flows from within you and is easily seen? Is it the rhythm of your life?
- Notice the far-reaching influence . . . through all the earth and to the end of the world. How far-reaching and powerful is your influence for Christ?
If your voice was the only voice that could be heard and your testimony was the only one that could be seen, how would your influence change the world?