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Daily Devotional

August 5

Twilight: Read the Book of God

by the Rev. Andrew Kuyvenhoven

Monthly Theme:

These meditations are on the psalms. All those songs about Zion, the temple, and the Son of David really make sense when they are sung In the New Testament church.

Bible Reading:

Psalm 19

Bible Text:

The heavens declare the glory.... The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul.(Ps. 19:1, 7).

Devotional:

What is it that the heavens are telling and night and day are talking about? It's about God! Creation is a book about the Creator, and its language is international. That's why we call creation God's general revelation.

Israel was able to read more than God's revelation in creation. The children of Jacob were privileged above all other nations, for they had the LORD's special revelation, the Torah. The Torah contained the laws, ordinances, decrees, and statutes the psalmist praises in verses 7 through 11.

The last three verses of this psalm give us the reaction of a person who knows God: a prayer.

The LORD wants all people in the universe to hear God's voice and understand his will. Therefore God has now made his spoken and written Word as universal as the voice of the heavens. Paul, who witnessed the march of the gospel from Jerusalem to Rome, says, "The message is heard through the word of Christ." Quoting Psalm 19, Paul claims that the messengers' voice "has gone out into all the earth" and "to the ends of the world" (Rom. 10:17-18).


Andrew Kuyvenhoven's Daylight, a modern devotional classic, was originally published in 1994. This edition is copyright by Faith Alive Christian Resources, from whom may be ordered Daylight, the predecessor of Twilight.

A man of many accomplishments, Andrew Kuyvenhoven is probably best known for his contributions to Today (formerly The Family Altar), a widely-used monthly devotional booklet associated with the Back to God Hour. Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations for this edition of Twilight are from the New International Version

Be sure to read the "Preface" and the "Acknowledgments" by the author.

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