The Witness of the Stars
For more than two thousand five hundred years the world was without a written revelation from God. The question is, Did God leave Himself without a witness? The question is answered very positively by the written Word that He did not. In [Romans 10] it is declared that that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them. For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.
But how was God known? How were His invisible things; i.e., His plans, His purposes, and His counsels, known since the creation of the world? We are told by the Holy Spirit in [Romans 18]. Having stated in [verse] 17 that "Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word (the thing spoken, sayings) of God." He asks, "But I say, Have they not heard? Yes, verily." And we may ask, "How have they heard?" The answer follows: Their sound went into all the earth and their words (their teaching, message, instruction) unto the ends of the world. What words? What instruction? Whose message? Whose teaching? There is only one answer, and that is, THE HEAVENS!
This is settled by the fact that the passage is quoted from [Psalm 19]. The first part of which is occupied with the Revelation of God written in the Heavens, and the latter part with the Revelation of God written in the Word. This is the simple explanation of this beautiful Psalm. This is why its two subjects are brought together. It has often perplexed many why there should be that abrupt departure in verse 7 "The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul."
The fact is, there is nothing abrupt in it, and it is no departure. It is simply the transition to the second of the two great Revelations, which are thus placed in juxtaposition. The first is the Revelation of the Creator, El, in His works. The second is the Revelation of the Covenant Jehovah, in His Word. And it is noteworthy that while in the first half of the Psalm, El is named only once, in the latter half Jehovah is named seven times, the last being threefold (Jehovah, Rock and Redeemer) concluding the Psalm.