Daily Devotional: Psalms 104:19-26
19 The moon marks off the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down. 20 You bring darkness, it becomes night, and all the beasts of the forest prowl. 21 The lions roar for their prey and seek their food from God. 22 The sun rises, and they steal away; they return and lie down in their dens. 23 Then man goes out to his work, to his labor until evening. 24 How many are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. 25 There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number--living things both large and small. 26 There the ships go to and fro, and the leviathan, which you formed to frolic there.
1 Cor. 1:20-21
20 Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.
The beginning of knowledge is the fear of the Lord. Only when we recognize that God is really the only God who has made all things can we become wise. The most important thing we can learn in life is that we need the wisdom of God. If God is not the center of all things for us, we have become as the fool who is lacking in sense. No matter how many prizes one may win or how many books they may write, without God they are nothing. His wisdom has provided all we need.
It is from the wisdom of God that we see all the eco system continue to work and it is his wisdom that controls the sun and moon. Which is more reasonable to believe, that everything working in harmony is an accident without cause or that it is the creation of an intellectual being? If “for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction” is true, there is no scientific way to explain evolution.
The explanation for how we and all things got here is that God created it all. The only way we can know why we are here is to read his word, the Bible. The whole purpose of mankind is to “fear God and keep his commandments. For God will bring every deed into judgment, every hidden thing whether good or bad.”
Heavenly Father, as I sit in my comfortable house with all the luxuries you have given me it is easy to forget about those who are struggling in more ways than I can even imagine. I ask your care, protection and blessings on those who are serving you in places that do not enjoy the freedoms I take for granted. I ask that you be with the governments in Zimbabwe, China and the Muslim held countries that they will stop the oppression and persecutions that are so common against those who profess Jesus as Lord and Savior. I pray in the name of Jesus.