April 27, 2022

Day 56: Clothes In Splendor And Majesty

Read Psalm 104

In his book "Your Blueprint for Life", Michael Kendrick portrays creation as a means in which God reveals Himself to us: "If God wanted to remain silent about His existence, He wouldn’t have bothered creating the stars; He wouldn’t have made the Milky Way, or Betelgeuse. In fact, He wouldn’t have made the majestic Rocky Mountains, the rippling oceans, or the magnificent hummingbird. If His goal was to remain quiet and anonymous, He wouldn’t have created anything at all. Instead, He spoke into existence a smorgasbord for our senses. Wonder for our eyes, beauty for our ears, fragrances for our noses—and rapture for our hearts.

In Psalm 104, the psalmist also uses examples from creation to remind us that God reveals Himself to us. The psalmist begins the psalm by saying "Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty." When he looked at creation it was a reminder of God's splendor and majesty.

From the smallest to the largest of creatures, each are dependent on God for life. All creation is governed by God. Any beauty we see in creation is the beauty of God on display. Oh how sad to think that creation is just a product of chance. You know what takes more faith than believing that God created the world with His words? Believing that the universe came into being through a process of random chance and beneficial mutations, without the help from a Designer.

At the end of Psalm 104, the writer shares his response to God being the creator in vs. 33-34: "I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being. May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the LORD."

His response? I will praise God as long as I have breath. And I will strive to think only on things that bring Him pleasure. I think that would be a good response for us as well. Let us daily praise God. Let us honor God by dwelling on His beauty today. Let us raise our voices and sing: " Oh Lord, my God. When I, in awesome wonder. Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made. I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder. Thy power throughout the universe displayed. Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee. How great Thou art, how great Thou art."

Are you taking time to thank God for what He's created?

What is one attribute of God you see in creation? Take time to praise Him for it.

Prayer for the day: "O Lord, my God. When I see the awesomeness of your creation, I am humbled that I can know you. Help me remember to praise you every day. Help me remember to soak in your creation in the course of each day. Amen."

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