Saturday, October 5, 2019
“By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth” (Psalm 33:6 KJV).
Sinful man needs to learn the lesson of today’s Scripture!
For thousands of years now, we (members of the human race) have studied creation. We have sent aircraft and spacecraft up high, and submersibles and other exploratory equipment down below. The vastness of outer space is unimaginable, as incomprehensible as the number of celestial bodies—from the massive galaxies and stars to the tiny specks of ice and dust! Our mountain chains and ocean basins teem with remote sites and mysterious creatures.
From mountaintop to ocean trench and pole to pole, we have traveled our planet to better understand the natural world. We have classified and named Earth’s plants and animals—organizing them into domains, kingdoms, phyla, classes, orders, families, genera, and species. The diversity of life is seemingly limitless. We have dissected the human body to expose all its muscles, arteries, veins, bones, organs, and so on. Another marvel far too complex to fully understand or explain!
We have harnessed elements from creation to prepare dwelling places, tools, food, and medicines. In recent years, we have come quite far with technological advancements. Mass communication has allowed professionals in all fields to further man’s knowledge. We better understand biology, and are more equipped to cure diseases and prevent or mitigate epidemics. Medical procedures once unknown or impossible are now commonplace. There is now greater awareness of proper food preparation and personal hygiene. Moreover, computers are faster than ever! We are better prepared for natural disasters. Our skyscrapers are reaching dizzying heights like never before. We can (somewhat!) predict the weather, calculate the future positions of heavenly bodies, and explain (to some extent) the natural forces that maintain these conditions.
Man—it seems—is “evolving.” We know more than ever! We are becoming more civilized! Are we nearly self-sufficient? Let us realize the cold reality laid out in Jeremiah 17:9: “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” There is Someone superior to us, and the quicker we learn it, friends, the better off we will be. Something is more powerful than our words….