Our actions follow our words. What we state with our mouths is often translated into our actions. Opinions about a person or group of people can many times be shown in how we treat that person or how we regard that certain group. This psalm was a hymn sung in the temple by God’s people to call them to look at their lives. It focuses not only on how we consider the glories of God’s creation, but how important those considerations/meditations are.
How we relate to others and how we react to life’s situations are based in the meditation we do on God’s teachings and how we enact those considerations in our speech, lives and actions. There is an old computer programming adage “GIGO”- garbage in, garbage out. I think that’s true for our meditation, for our consideration and for our application of God’s Word in our lives. If we only focus our attention on the negativity and unseemly parts of life, that’s what our lives and actions will reflect. This psalm reminds us that if we meditate on the glories of God, the goodness of creation, the divine spark in others, our considerations and our lives will reflect divine glory and be acceptable in God’s sight.
Teach us all, O God To consider all creation In our thoughts and deeds. Amen. — KJB