Daily Devotional: Psalms 94:8-11
8 Take heed, you senseless ones among the people; you fools, when will you become wise? 9 Does he who implanted the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see? 10 Does he who disciplines nations not punish? Does he who teaches man lack knowledge? 11 The LORD knows the thoughts of man; he knows that they are futile.
2 Peter 3:10-13
10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. 11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives 12 as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. 13 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.
“What a day, what a glorious day that will be!” The psalmist has stated elsewhere that the fool says in his heart that there is no God. Many have argued that since they cannot see God or have what they call physical proof of his existence, that he does not exist and that we are therefore not accountable to him. It is indeed one who is senseless and foolish who makes such a claim.
Stretching the imagination to the limits, they claim that the world and all that we know in a physical sense came into being by some accident. But in reality, every theory of evolution lacks a critical part. When asked where “that came from?” they can only go so far and then they are forced to acknowledge they do not have an answer. In fact, none of these agree with science or scientific methods.
God sees and God knows. He formed us and he directs the course of this world in his time and in his way. That means that he sees sin and has promised it will be punished at his chosen time. It also means he sees our burdens, our problems, our heartaches and our trials and he helps carry our load by giving us strength to endure. We trust him as we look forward to that new home of righteousness.
O God, you have made each of us and you know our every need. We live on this earth and so we focus too much on this life and the things of this life. Help me lift my eyes to you, to Jesus and to the things above. Give me faith to endure the things I face here with patience; knowing that you have a new heaven and a new earth, a home of righteousness in store for me. Thank you for loving me and for all you do for me. Help me not waste my time here but to use it to serve you and to bring glory to your name. I pray in the name of Jesus my Redeemer.