The heavens proclaim his righteousness,
and all the peoples see his glory.
All worshipers of images are put to shame,
who make their boast in worthless idols;
worship him, all you gods!
The LORD has fixed in the heavens two great truths about himself that the heavens proclaim and that all mankind can see: his righteousness and his glory! How foolish mankind is to create their own gods and serve their empty idols. Creation and his people command such people to bow down to the true God in homage to His sole, sovereign Being. To do otherwise is to perish forever.
“There is a Book that all may read, which heav’nly truth imparts, and all the lore its scholars need, pure eyes and Christian hearts. The works of God above, below, within us and around, are pages in that Book, to show how God Himself is found. The glorious sky, embracing all, is like the Maker’s love, wherewith encompassed, great and small in peace and order move. Thou, who hast giv’n me eyes to see, and love this sight so fair, give me a heart to find out Thee, and read Thee everywhere.” (John Keble).
LORD, though you are “hidden” in person, you are not hidden in rightness and glory. The order of your heavens is so precise, so glorious, and so constant. Only those who are willfully blind refuse to see and honor you in all you have made. How foolish they are to make and serve their imaginary “gods.” Thank you for opening my eyes and heart to you. May I join your creation in calling others to confess and worship you alone. Amen.