And God said: Let there be space between the waters, to seperate water from water." And so it was. And God named this space "sky" Genesis 1:6
And God said: "Let the waters beneatht the sky be gathered into one place so that dry ground may appear."And so it was. God named the dry ground land, and the water "seas" And God saw it was good. Genesis 1:9-10
And God said: "Let the earth burst forth with every sort of grass and live-giving plants..."
"Let there be trees that grow life-giving fruit..." The land was filled with seed-bearing plants and trees. And God saw it was good. Genesis 1:11b and 12
And God said: Let the skies swarm with birds of every kind...And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:20b
Living here in the beautiful Kimwarer Valley in Western Kenya, I'm constantly surrounded by the beauty and greatness of creation. Hoever, while I love to watch the birds, butterflies and wildlife in my garden, and regularly photograph trees, flowers and the glorious African bush around me, I am always aware of the Great and Awesome God who created this all. I don't worship creation: (birds, animals, sun, moon, trees) I worship the one and only Creator, God.
While I care for His creation and do my bit for the environment wherever I can, the most important thing is I have the greatest awe of, and respect for, God.
The fear of the Lord is true wisdom, to forsake evil is real understanding. Job 28:28
This is God's message to us - wisdom is found only in God and His ways. God has given us His truth in the Bible. We need to constantly ask God to show us His truth and give us the ability to listen! As God reveals this truth to us, He gives us the strength and encouragement we need to follow His plan for our lives.
Do those of us who are believers truly fear God? If I say I fear God and I, perhaps at this very moment, have taken offence at what someone has done to me (or omitted to do for me), then I don't actually fear Him. I fear man and what I imagine he does to me.
May we all strive towards a healthy fear of God and so develop a deep respect Him. Amen!
Note: Is there anyone reading this post today who has never read the Bible, never experienced the wonder of God's truth in their lives? Well this is the time to take the plunge. Buy yourself a Holy Bible, study it (ask someone whom you know is a believer to help you, if you wish) and begin to know God and His love.
May God bless you all.