Psalms: God’s way, the best way

Cover to Cover

Reading: Psalms 18-21

Focus: Psalm 19

There have been times when I’ve often questioned, “God, are you sure? Is this really the way you want me to go?” Filled with doubt, confusion and endless questions of where God is taking me in life. It’s not at all uncommon to ask these questions…there are times when it seems like an endless cycle of learning to trust in God. We know that He has our best intention in view, yet it seems so hard to see it sometimes.

In this psalm (Psalm 19), we have a hymn of praise, extolling God’s excellence seen in creation, overflowing into the perfection and faithfulness of God’s way. God’s way is described throughout as perfect, energising, trustworthy, simple, righteous, joyful, radiant, pure, enduring, sure, precious, sweet, and rewarding. This is God’s way for us and it is a most excellent way.

If these are this is what God’s way is like, then what reason do we have to doubt? The end of the psalm asks the question, “Who can discern his errors?” followed by a prayer to live a life pleasing to God. Is this our prayer, our desire? To live life God’s way so, as the psalmist writes, we may “be blameless, innocent of great transgression” and pleasing in His sight.

Next Reading: Psalms 22-28