The Glory Of God. 05/24/2014 (Morning thought)

Psalms 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. 2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. 3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

The glory of God is His character, and this passage of scripture tells us that the created works of God in the heavens and on earth, tell us much about who He is. The apostle Paul also reiterates the same sacred truth by stating that much can be learned about the glory of God by a careful observation of nature. Let's read:

Romans 1:20 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:

For instance, when we look at the rainbow, we understand that He is a God of beauty and faithfulness, for since the time after the flood when He set the rainbow in the heavens, the earth as a whole has never been deluged with water. And when we observe the sun, moon, and stars, they tell us that He is also consistent in whatever He does, and therefore we can trust Him, because He is reliable.

Here in the sunshine state of Florida, we are now preparing for the rainy season which consistently comes around this time of year. As a matter of fact, the big retailers like Home Depot, Lowe's, Walmart, and Publix are all stocking up for the coming season, based on that characteristic of consistency found in God. If this consistent characteristic of God were to be removed from the human experience, we would rapidly descend into chaos, anarchy and disaster, for nature would then be left free to run riot, and the restraining power of God that says to the waves, "Thus far and no further", would no longer stop catastrophic tsunamis, from swallowing entire nations and countries, incidents that are scheduled to take place across the planet when God's restraining power is finally removed. Let's read:

Revelation 16:17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. 18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. 20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.

God is now calling on the inhabitants of earth to worship Him as Creator, for the heavens and the earth declare with one voice the character of God, and we also were created to reflect His image. We therefore end with a passage of scripture which reminds us of the important issue of true worship, by which the glory of God is imparted to, and reflected in all those who choose to serve Him. Let's read:

Revelation 14:6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, 7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

May the glory of God radiate in and through us as we seek to worship Him in spirit and in truth. God bless!