Friday, February 5, 2010

The Promise of an Orderly Universe

Thanks for your words of encouragement about the disarray at our house while having some carpentry work done! Later, however, I began to wonder if my uneasiness around clutter indicated I'm a fuss budget. Who would want that? My good friend Jan Ripley came to the rescue with these words: 

"No, its a sign of liking things orderly cuz thats how God is, 
whats the verse that says do things decently and in order?" 
 ~I Corinthians 14:40 (I looked it up!)

That got me to thinking about the orderliness of God. Consider the heavens, for example!

"When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, 
what is man that you are mindful of him,
the son of man that you care for him?"
~Psalm 8:3-4


"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 display knowledge.
There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard."
~Psalm 19:1-3


"Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation?
Tell me, if you understand.
Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know.
Who stretched a measuring line across it?
On what were its footings set,
or who laid its cornerstone--
while the morning stars sang together 
and all the angels shouted for joy?"
~Job 38:2-7

These are just three of many Bible verses (for example, Genesis 1 and Genesis 9) that point to God's purposefulness in laying out the heavens as a sign--a sign of His love for us.

I fear that city lights and a focus on ourselves have confused us and blinded our eyes to God's messages in the stars. The end result is that men are falling for Satan's tired old lies, the ones he has perpetuated since the Garden of Eden--that God is not good, He does not love us. And since He doesn't love us, we are each free to pursue our own paths to heaven. 

Sorry, folks, there is no other path to heaven. A lot of dead ends, yes, where the disillusioned will learn that they were taken in by the world, the flesh and the devil. All the while God's truth was proclaimed in the skies, day and night, leaving the ungodly with no excuse.

"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities
--his eternal power and divine nature--
have been clearly seen, 
being understood from what has been made,
so that men are without excuse."
~Romans 1:20

If you have not yet chosen to believe God, please do so today. We never know what a day may bring forth. This could be your last chance.

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