18 For thus says the Lord,
Who created the heavens,
Who is God,
Who formed the earth and made it,
Who has established it,
Who did not create it in vain,
Who formed it to be inhabited:
“I am the Lord, and there is no other.
19 I have not spoken in secret,
In a dark place of the earth;
I did not say to the seed of Jacob,
‘Seek Me in vain’;
I, the Lord, speak righteousness,
I declare things that are right.
The idea of a Creator God must have been an issue in Isaiah’s day also. If everyone knew that God created the heavens and the earth statements like this would not have been necessary. As I have said before, if Isaiah is a bona-fide prophet who proclaimed the very words of God, then we have to accept that God created the heavens, formed the earth, made it, established it and formed it to be inhabited. With this much clarity from God we cannot be evolutionists. The earth did not come into being on its’ own and come by itself to be a place inhabitable by all creatures, especially man.
The idea that all of this just happened over time and chance flies in the face of Isaiah 45. If the earth came from a big bang 17 billion years ago, then Isaiah is a liar and we should discount everything he said. His words could not have been from God but must have been made up by him or others. Or, Isaiah did give us the word of God and God, through Isaiah, took the lid off of our origins.
If God is truly the great omniscient God of all time, of all knowledge, of all power, and of all life, then accepting Him as the Creator of all that we see is not quantum leap. In Psalm 19 we learn that the heavens declare, they shout out the glory and the power and the wisdom of God. The more we learn about biology and botany, and human physiology, the more we see the wisdom of God. Yesterday we were talking with Justin and Katelyn about the hummingbirds in their backyard. On Monday we went to the zoo and talked about the wonderful variations of the animals there. To accept that God created them all for us to know Him, His wisdom and His creative power gives Him the glory for all of nature and life.
Yes, God has revealed Himself to all. God did not speak in secret to one man as most other religion founders claim. No, God has revealed Himself to us all for His glory and for His praise.
Sunday is it! VBS will begin! We are praying for God’s hand to work again to bring children and parents to us that they might hear the wonderful message of our creating and saving God. Join us in prayer for a good response, for good attendance, and for good weather. Pray for good health and a good work week for all who work all day and serve all evening. Invite parents to bring their children.
Nancy’s liver procedure got bumped again. The family has been told that the doctors are going to try today. Nancy has been given a feeding tube to try to increase her intake and her strength. Pray, pray, pray, and labor in prayer for our sister.
Sunday morning, my son, Justin, will be bringing the morning message. Our church has always enjoyed Justin’s messages to us and we look forward to our time in the word with him this Sunday.
Have a great day in the Lord,