2000-11-27 - Heaven's Message
Psalm 19:1,2 The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.
If you ever look up you can't help but notice the sun, moon, stars, clouds, or a beautiful blue sky. Such a view displays God's glory, His wisdom, and His goodness as the Creator. This is what the Psalmist noticed in Psalm 8:3, 4 "When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained; what is man, that You take thought of Him? And the son of man, that you care for him?" It was in contemplating the glory of the creation that the Psalmist begins to reflect upon himself. In the end, the Psalmist is led to praise God.
God's works praise Him. God's works declare His wisdom and glory. The creation speaks of the glory of God to everyone in the world. "For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse." Everyone should praise God for his perfection's as seen in creation.
The glory of God shines as brightly as the sun. Even today science continues to discover the vastness of the universe. We continue to gain new insights into the workmanship of God in creation. These discoveries should fill us with gratitude. We should give thanks that God, whose creation is so glorious, takes an interest in us. The creator cares for our welfare. He, that created the heavens and the earth, cares about our cares.
"Great are the works of the Lord; they are studied by all who delight in them." Psalm 111:2 I sometimes wonder if we are faithful to study the works of the Lord. Do we take time to understand the riches of creation? The beauty of the Lord is evident all around us, and yet our lives are often to busy to reflect on His works with any serious contemplation. This is unfortunate. We ought to be reflective upon the work of God in creation. In creation He has also revealed Himself to us. The creation, like the Bible is God revealing Himself to us. Let us make diligent study of all of Gods revelation to us.
"As, when men behold any curious work of a skillful craftsman, straightway they will leave the work, and inquire after him that made it, that they may praise his skill; so it is the duty of Christians, when they behold everywhere in all the creatures the admirable and unspeakable wisdom, goodness, and power of God, to make haste from the creature, and go forward to the Creator to praise and glorify him." --Cawdray
Soli Deo Gloria,