We have been looking at Psalm 19 in recent visits. We’ve seen that God communicates to the global audience through natural revelation. Everyone who ever lived in the world and who is now living in the world has been exposed to natural revelation. Therefore, they are without excuse.
God also communicates to man by inspiring holy men of old to write the inspired scriptures. After extolling the scriptures and sharing how much he appreciates them the psalmist states, “by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward” (Psalm 19:11). This is an important truth to remember, because apart from the scriptures we will not discern all of our errors.
Reading the Bible is like exposing yourself to the penetrating light of a searchlight, or better yet, an ex-ray. It will reveal hidden faults as well as willful sins (verses 12-13). Both will prompt you to confess them so you can be forgiven.
The Bible also will be a deterrent, warning you against willfully or carelessly drifting into compromise and sin. Only then will you “be blameless, innocent of great transgression” (verse 13). D.L. Moody once said, “Sin will keep you from sinning. Sinning will keep you from the Bible.”
Living in the light of the Biblical searchlight or ex-ray will encourage you to desire and pray the prayer that closes this Psalm: “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer” (Psalm 19:14).
There is no room for excuses in the light of what Psalm 19 declares.