Knowing God

May 26, 2018

Ps. 145:5… On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate. They shall speak of your awesome deeds, and I will declare your greatness.

            Paul picked up on this thought when he wrote the letter to the Romans.

Romans 1:19-20… For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

            I have a friend who has trouble memorizing. When I was a young man, studying to become a teacher of the Word, my professor told me that I needed to memorize scripture. With that backdrop, I learned to value the Word of God above all else… and I believe that is right. But, as we notice this morning, God’s creation confirms His power and greatness and his word. And in creation, we learn about the power of His words, because all of creation happened at His word. The next time you look at the myriad of stars in the heavens, consider it as a demonstration of the accuracy and authority of God’s Word. The same is true of mountains and valleys, forests and deserts, and snowy peaks and deep canyons. Back to Psalms 145.

Verse 9… The Lord is good to all, and His mercy is over all that He has made.

Verse 15… The eyes of all look to you, and you give them food in due season. You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living thing.

            When we desire food, God opens His hand and we get food. God confirms his Word with what he does. We are not just memorizing words on pages, we are learning about God and life. God is not “out-there-somewhere”. He is present in all that He created; He lives in us. From the beginning of time, God has let us know that He wants to know us intimately. He sent us a letter, but He is not standing back watching how we do with it.  The letter, Bible, draws us to him and it is in him that we find life. It is not an instructional manual about how to live. It is a manual about knowing Him. And He is known in what He created.

Don’t compartmentalize God into a corner, He is with us always.