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Murderers and Human Traffickers - The Gospel is for Them, Too

Psalm 19 is a beautiful Psalm. In its 14 verses we see three distinct movements:

"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands."

The opening verses describe what some call God's "general revelation." What can be seen and known about God just by looking around at nature? Paul says in Romans 1 that God's divine nature and eternal power are clearly displayed in the creation around us. God has revealed a part of himself to the entire human race.

"The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple."

The middle verses (7-11) describe God's "specific revelation." The Lord had specifically revealed himself to a certain people at a certain time through a certain medium: the Law. If you wanted to know more about the one who created everything, you would then turn to the Law of Moses. God reveals his character - his love, his mercy, his compassion, …