Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Verse for Today - Psalm 19:1,2 (click to read mini-blog)
"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.
Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge."
Read all of Psalm 19
The first few verses of Psalm 19 affirm what is called "general revelation," that God has revealed Himself in the very fabric of life and the world in which we live. Throughout the ages people have recognized their smallness and God's greatness, glory and power, when they look at the world around them (and via microscopes within them).
Yes, there are some who come to other conclusions, but "we have an app for that" (an explanation). God made mankind and the world very good. But our first parents, Adam and Eve under the instigation of the Devil, ate of the tree of which God said they should not (the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil). As a result they brought spiritual blindness and death upon themselves and their posterity.
So, from the viewpoint of the Bible, it is the fool who concludes that there is not God and those with clouded judgement who suppress the truth in unrighteousness. This is because they fail to fulfill their high and holy calling of living in fellowship with the God who made them.
That this is so is affirmed in Romans 1:21 "because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened."
I guess the question for us all is, "Are we thankful to God and glorifying Him as God?"
If not... why not?