The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the end of the world.
The law of the Lord is perfect,
refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is pure,
The decrees of the Lord are firm,
and all of them are righteous.
Psalm 19:1-4, 7-9
When was the last time that you enjoyed God’s creation? When was the last time you gave praise to our amazing God for the things that he has created?
The blues, reds and yellows of the sky at sunrise. The view from the top of a mountain over the sweeping country side. The bliss of relaxing by the beach. All of these parts of our world are a great reminder of our Creator God. They are a declaration of his might and creativity. They are a taste of what one day we will be a part of, eternity with God.
But at the same time, creation is limited in what it can tell us. We don’t have a God who speaks only in his creation. We follow a God who speaks through his own words. Words that tell us who he is. Words that tell us how he acts. Words that tell us what it means to follow and obey him.
Our God is not only amazing because of what he creates. He is amazing because of how he has made himself known to us, by speaking to us in his word in the Scriptures.
He is an amazing God because he made himself known to us through Jesus. Jesus, the word made flesh, who made the Father and his plans known to us. Jesus, who died on a cross so that we could know the Father and see his plan of salvation.
Do you savour and crave after God’s word as you do the beautiful things of this world? Do you savour and crave after God as much as the beautiful things of this world?
Read Job 2.
How does Satan respond to Job’s continued faithfulness?
How does Job’s wife respond to his continued suffering? What does she think about his suffering?
What does Job’s response tell you about what he thinks about God?
Could you respond in your heart the same way Job responded to his suffering? Why or why not?
I am in awe of you and the work of your hands. In your creation I see your amazing power. I see you love and care as you look after the birds of the air, the flowers of the field and all of this world.
Thank you more for Jesus. Thank you that through him you can be seen and known. Thank you that through his death and resurrection I can come before you in humble confidence. Thank you that through Jesus I can call you Father and enjoy you. Thank you for your word in the Bible, that I read and hear you speak, and apply to my life so that I grow in maturity as I follow you.
I pray that I would never cease to be amazed at your power and your love. I pray I would not become lukewarm in my love and awe of you, but continually be astounded by who you are and what you have done for me through Jesus.
In his name I pray, Amen.