Daily Devotional: Psalms 104:1-9
1 Praise the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty. 2 He wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent 3 and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters. He makes the clouds his chariot and rides on the wings of the wind. 4 He makes winds his messengers, flames of fire his servants. 5 He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved. 6 You covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains. 7 But at your rebuke the waters fled, at the sound of your thunder they took to flight; 8 they flowed over the mountains, they went down into the valleys, to the place you assigned for them. 9 You set a boundary they cannot cross; never again will they cover the earth.
2 Peter 2:5, 9-10
5 if he [God] did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others; - 9 if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment. 10 This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the flesh and despise authority.
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. He “said, let there be… and there was…” and God saw that it was good. God spoke everything we know and see (and at least that much more) into existence and has sustained it until our time. What God made was perfect, without flaw or problems. But Adam and Eve sinned and brought the curse of God on mankind and the earth. Since that time there has been all kinds of evil and disease as well as “natural” disasters.
The greatest disaster in history to come upon the earth was the universal flood during the days of a man named Noah. Because of the wickedness of the people in his day, God sent this flood and destroyed everyone and all the animals except Noah and his family and the animals taken into the ark. God has promised not to destroy the world again by flood but we must not forget that Jesus is coming again and the world will be destroyed while we will face judgment before God.
Praise the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are very great! I stand in awe that you as creator and God can know who I am and know my personal problems as well as my intimate joys. Thank you for loving me. Every day I realize how much I need you to increase my faith so I will recognize your greatness even more and then trust you more. I know the more I trust you, the more I will love you and want to do your will in all things. I humbly pray in the name of Jesus my Savior.