Psalm 8 (KJV)
8 O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.
2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:
7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;
8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
9 O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!
CREATION is no accident! It did not come about with a HUGE, BIG BANG! Like a ‘Kaboom!’ with the wave of the wand of a magician.
Our Omnipotent God ‘planned’ Creation. He is Almighty God of Order, as in the Genesis account of Creation. He saw that at the end of each day of His Creation ‘it was good‘. The heavenly bodies all move in their own unique order within the vast Universe which God maintains with absolute mathematical precision. The moons and planets, stars and planets orbit each other without colliding, each with their own rate of rotation and revolution.
Also, there are over 100 billion galaxies, and Earth exists in one of them which is called the Milky Way. According to astronomers, it is an ‘average size’ galaxy 120,000 light years across and contains 400 billion stars of various sizes and brightness.
While 8 major planets are known and studied in our galaxy, it is estimated to be as many as 2 billion planets in the our solar system. Earth is the largest of 4 terrestrials with Mercury, Venus, and Mars all which can be seen with the naked eye. The other 4 are the gas giants Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Jupiter, the largest planet, can be seen shining brightly in the night sky.
WHAT AN AWESOME GOD WE HAVE!
Ecclesiastes 3:11 says, “He hath made every thing beautiful in his time:”. . .
Our Beautiful Lord makes all things Beautiful. He did it in Genesis and will do so again in Revelation because He is the “Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End” (Rev 22:13). What was lost in the Garden will one day be restored back to us, just like it was at the beginning of time. The earth will be renewed with rich, natural resources and all mankind and animals will live peaceably with one another once more (Isa 11:6; Rev 21:1). Psalm 104 is one of the Psalms of Creation that extolls God’s omnipotence as Creator God of heaven and earth:
Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty. Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind: Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:
Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed forever. Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.
At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away. They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them. Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.
He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills. They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst. By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.
He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.
He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man’s heart.
The trees of the Lord are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted; Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house. The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies.
He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down. Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth. The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God. The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens.
Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening. O Lord, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches. So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.
There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein. These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.
That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good. Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust. Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.
The glory of the Lord shall endure for ever: the Lord shall rejoice in his works. He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they smoke.
I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the Lord. Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the Lord, O my soul. Praise ye the Lord.
Dr. Gold is publishing the first of two parts of ‘In the Beginning- The History of God, Creation, and Man’.
Genesis 1:1 says, “In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth”. When was the BEGINNING? When did TIME begin? Why does Genesis 1:2 say, “And the earth was without form, and void”. . .
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Some of the words from one of my favorite songs are:
“You are beautiful beyond description… Majesty enthroned above.”
Have you considered where beauty comes from or why we love beautiful things?
The origin of beauty is found in Genesis, the first book of the Bible in the Creation account. On each of the six days of creation, when God finished what He created, “God saw that it was good” (Genesis 1:4, 10, 12, 18, 21, 25). He liked EVERYTHING that He had made and when He was done on the sixth day, He looked over everything that He had made and “behold, it was very good” (Gen 1:31).
What did He create on the sixth day that He would conclude with His Words, “very good”? On that last day of creation, God created US! In Genesis 1:26, God created us in His image and likeness. God is Beautiful as the song says (Psalm 27:4; 29:2). He made us beautiful in His sight, and He put the love for beauty and everything that is beautiful into our hearts and minds. That is a part of God’s nature, His image and likeness, that we all are born with.
As a nature lover, I see beauty in the stars, moon and sunsets, in the many different orchids and their different scents as I purchase flowers in the plant nursery; I see the varied shapes, colors, patterns of stripes and spots on the little birds and large cats in the zoo, and as an artist, I marvel at the way trees grow with their trunks and branches, colored leaves, flowers, and fruit, etc. God is a nature lover also and even planted a garden for Adam and Eve to enjoy (Gen 2:8). It tells us in Gen 2:9; 3:6 that trees in the Garden of Eden were created to be “pleasant to the sight and good for food.” God made trees with their own beauty to be admired, while other trees provided fruit to be eaten for food.
There is so much that could be written about beauty. Beauty is where God is in heaven with the holy angels; beauty is in the praises and worship of the angelic choir and us here on earth. Beauty originated from the heart of God, and we who are His children, have the same heart as our Father God! Can you say after you have done something, whatever it is, as God said, “it was good” or “it was very good”? Colossians 3:23 tells us to do our best in everything. Even as God does His best, we should also do our best, and do it for Him, our Father. Let what we do be praiseworthy from His perspective, and not be done for the praise of man!
Read Col 3:23 in your own Bible because I often paraphrase a scripture to understand how it can apply to my life. The Bible is not just a good book to read, but it is God speaking to you and to me, from His heart to our hearts.