Friday, April 10, 2009

Proverbs 3: 19 & 20

Here are our scriptures for today:

Proverbs 3: 19 & 20

19 The LORD, by wisdom, founded the earth;
By understanding, He established the heavens;
20 By His knowledge, the depths were broken up,
And clouds drop down the dew.

God created the earth and the heavens. He did it in a way that would have logical progressions in the ways that it works, so that it could sort of “run on its own…” Without sin entering in, it would have been a beautiful, garden-like place… no thorns, no weeds, no pests. He did it through HIS wisdom, in HIS ways. He can “over ride” HIS system if He knows that it would be best for those involved.

He understands all the little, intricate parts of what He created, because He “invented” or “created” it. Because He did it in a logical way that would perpetuate itself, humans have been able to decipher a lot of what goes on, but they will never be able to understand it enough to “manipulate” it into “total submission” the way that much of humanity would like… we must remember that God’s ways AREN’T our ways.

During Noah’s flood, the Bible says in Genesis 7:11 that “all the springs of the deep burst forth and the floodgates of heaven were opened…” In Genesis 8: 2, it says “The fountains of the deep and the windows of heaven were also stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained.”

THIS is the power of our God! THIS is the God that knows each sparrow and when it falls. This is the God that loves us with all His heart and did everything He could to give our spirit a way to be “born again” when we, through our own sin, killed our spirits. “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)

What a wonder it is that THIS God… OUR CREATOR… loves us enough to do what is best for us… sometimes even “manipulating” the universe for us when we ask Him to, in prayer.

1 comment:

  1. thank you for todays post..I am enjoying this study, and glad you are putting it together for us..