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Made In Wisdom

“O LORD, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches” (Psalm 104:24).

Nothing could be more plain, either in Scripture or in science, than that the “heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is” (Exodus 20:11) were created by God. The 104th Psalm, which includes our text, powerfully argues for the Lord’s creation and sovereign control of all things. Yet evolutionary scientists routinely ignore Him and His work or ascribe His handiwork to “Mother Nature.”

For example, studies of the chambered nautilus (implicitly included in the verse following our text) would point out the incredible design, beauty, and precision of growth, but would then typically claim that “no one knows how or why the nautilus functions as it does.” Indeed, wise men cannot understand these things, but “the foolishness of God is wiser than men” (I Corinthians 1:25), and the “wisdom” of God was involved in their creation.

Likewise, many times those who recognize God’s handiwork in creation do so incompletely, denying Him the praise that is His due. It was not some impersonal “god” that created, but the Lord Jesus Christ Himself as is made abundantly clear in the first chapter of Hebrews. Speaking of God’s “Son” (vv.2,5,8), the writer, quoting Psalm 102:25, ascribes to Him the work of creation: “Thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thine hands.” This psalm clearly refers to Jehovah God, and therefore to Jesus. Both passages discuss not only the work of creation, but the work of salvation as well.

When we look at a chambered nautilus, or any other living creature, we should see not only God’s creative wisdom, but identify that God as our Savior, Jesus Christ. He is even now creating eternal life in spiritually dead people and is worthy of the adoration of all. PGH

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