GOD’S MAGNIFICENCE   Leave a comment

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Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse . . .

                                                                     Romans 1: 19-20

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AT the beginning of this year our church started the program of reading the bible through in a year.  There is a structured reading plan designed to alternately read varying chapters of the books of the bible in a non-sequential pattern.  But due to a logistical problem with distribution of the plan in written form, not everyone received a copy of the plan on January 1st

So as not to get behind in my reading, I started in Genesis and continued on sequentially.  Now at the time of this writing, the beginning of July, I am at the end of the book of Psalms.  It has been a real enjoyable journey.  I had previously read a good portion of the old testament, so I was familiar with the various books.

I know without a doubt that the bible is the written Word of God and contains undisputed evidence of His Glory, Grace, Mercy, Anger, Forgiveness, and Love.  But as I finished reading the book of Psalms, I was overwhelmed by two chapters in particular; 147 and 148.

Actually chapters 138 through 150 were particularly profound to me, but I thought that 147 and 148 warranted mention here.  The reason; they describe the Magnificence, Power and Might of our Creator, God, in heaven.  No one can deny that the powers and abilities ascribed to the Lord in these two chapters are specific to Him and no one else. In the Book of Romans, the Apostle Paul sums it up succinctly in chapter one, verses 19 – 23 when he writes that,  and I am paraphrasing, “God instilled in His creation, man, the knowledge of Himself through the natural world in which he lives.”

When we look at  chapters 147 and 148 in Psalms, we are told by the Psalmist exactly what Paul was talking about, but in much more detail.

God is without a doubt Magnificent beyond all human understanding.  But all we have to do is look around us and realize that as of this date, no man has created a tree from nothing.  No birds or insects have been synthesized in a lab from nothing.  Water still has to fall from the sky or be pumped from the depths of the earth . . . no one has devised a method for creating it from nothing.

Thank you Lord for your creation and everything in it.  Thank you for the magnificence that you exhibit at the beginning each and every day and the beauty at the end of each evening and everything in between. These things we pray, we pray in Jesus’ name, amen.

J. Boudreaux 2012

Suggested Reading:

Psalms 147, 148

Psalms 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 149, 150

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