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Fighting the Creator

"Fear ye not me? saith the LORD: will ye not tremble at my presence, which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it?" (Jeremiah 5:22)

Jeremiah, warning his Jewish countrymen of their imminent exile into a pagan land, reminded them how futile it had been for them to rebel against their Creator (v. 19). He did this by noting one of God's mighty works of providence.

The earth is dominated by water, which covers over 70 percent of its surface. If the earth were completely smoothed out, the waters would be almost two miles deep all around the globe. In the primeval creation, water was present everywhere, and the earth was "without form" (Genesis 1:2). But then God had energized the universe's gravitational forces, and the waters soon had a "surface," with this "sea level" controlled ever since by gravity and the configuration of land surfaces established on the third day of creation week. Let the waves of the sea become ever so violent; all they do is abrade more sand from the rocky shores and still further stabilize the sea shore with the beaches so produced.

At the time of the Flood, great masses of water were added to the earth's surface through the fountains of the great deep and the windows of heaven (Genesis 7:11), and the permanent sea level was increased. But this again was stabilized after the Flood, and God promised that the waters would never again prevail over the earth (Genesis 9:15; Psalm 104:9).

Ever since, the tossing waves may produce more sand, but they cannot transgress God's "bound." They even provide a striking picture of the futility of fighting the Creator. Evolutionary humanists, like the pagans of old, may toss and roar, but like the sea, they can never prevail. HMM

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