“The heavens declare the glory of God;…. Their voice goes out into all the earth,….”
“The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes…. By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward.”
Every part of creation speaks of the glory of God. Like a work of art, the creation cannot help but point to the artist – the Creator. Yet it is possible for us to acknowledge the truth that God is behind the created world, but still not have anything to do with Him personally. We can think, “that’s great that God has made this amazing creation, as long as He doesn’t ‘mess’ with my life too much, nor expect me to get too involved with Him!
As Christians we can do that!…
But this is never enough, because salvation and fullness of life are in God, and so only become ours by having a real, personal relationship with God (Ps 3:8); only by Him being “up close and personal” with us, and we with Him.
For that to happen we need more than just the truth of God’s presence and work reflected in the creation. For that we need the clear, penetrating Word of God (the whole truth of God taught in the Bible) to speak to us, and into our lives. Only this truly shows us our sins, declares the forgiving grace of God, and gives and leads us in a new life as God’s dear children.
Then God’s Word isn’t just speaking in the distant heavens, it’s speaking in our “bowels” – i.e., the deepest personal depths of our lives.
So, let’s get into our Bibles!… everyone of us, every day, soak in God’s Word. It’s the only way to be truly, fully alive as human beings. (*and if we need help with how to go about that, speak to the Minister of one of the Elders)
Grace and cheers, Jonathan.