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Trivia:

Hey, wow I'm impressed, you all guessed the correct answer to yesterdays trivia. Yes, Texas is largest producer of beef cattle. Texas produces 4.3 million cows, while Oklahoma produces 2 million, then Missouri produces 1.9 million, and then behind them is Nebraska with 1.7. In case your curious, behind all of these states in dead last is Rhode Island the least productive at 1.1 thousand cattle annually. So if the question is asked. Where's the beef? You all got the answer, its Texas.


Challenge:

Psalm 19:1-6 "The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make Him known. They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard. Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world. God has made a home in the heavens for the sun. It bursts forth like a radiant bridegroom after his wedding. Ir rejoices like a great athlete eager to run the race. The sun rises at one end of the heavens and follows its course to the other end. Nothing can hide from its heat."


This Psalm is known as the Torah Psalm, because it declares and celebrates God's law. This first half of the chapter proclaims God's glory. This first half uses the word El or God as to who is the creator.


Now when we are being awed by the creative power of God, it is important to remember the warning that is found in Deuteronomy 4:19 "And when you look up into the sky and see the sun, moon, and stars--all the forces of heaven--don't be seduced into worshiping them. The Lord your God gave them to all the peoples of the earth.


In other words El (God) created these mighty forces, not to direct our worship towards the created thing, rather with the desire to proclaim the powerful force of their creator. He desires for us to recognize Him and His great knowledge and supremacy.


Now with that in mind, lets go back to the age old question often asks by the inquiring mind. How do we know there is a God?


Our understanding of God comes from the three levels of His declaration:

  1. the general revelation of Him through nature which He created (Psa; 19:1-6)

  2. the special revelation of His word (Psa. 19:7-11)

  3. the particular work of God in our own lives (Psa. 19:12-14)


So this first section of this chapter strives to focus our attention on these powerful forces we can't help but recognize when we look to His creation all around us.


I don't know about you, but I am amazed by our present day humanity, and how they are so taken up with the quotes, GLOBAL CHANGES, and yet they totally ignore the actual source of these controlling, powerful forces. This chapters beginning tells us just how that they are yelling out to us. While many of todays mankind are focusing on us protecting the universe. (properly fueling our vehicles, homes, etc.)


God's desire is to be telling us that what our concern's should be directed towards, which is admiring its immensity, and then to listen to its silent, but powerful words. Once we take this step, (recognizing these powers were created by God) then we can be instructed by His written words. Next we should become aware of the importance of recognizing, and reverencing Him as our creator.


After coming to this realization, and halting our useless actions to change this immensely powerful force; our universe. Upon recognizing this reality, and then turning our attention to His presence and voice. We can next begin to place our attention on the process of listening intently to His words which by the way are in unison with His creation.


Tomorrow we will focus on the special revelation of God through His Word.


SO GO WITH GOD my dear child, for He alone is capable of speaking to us the words of the heavens, and skies. He alone knows what tomorrow holds, He alone knows what next week, next month, and yes He even knows what next year holds. The future of all things is in His hands, so rest in Him and then take the next step that we will study on next week.


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Lindsay Winterton
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beck5454
Jun 01

I do believe the universe is immense anf in God's control. Man was given dominion over the earth, so we also need to be responsible not to waste or misuse God's resources.

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