Monday, March 20 – Job 38:4-7
Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding, Who set its measurements? Since you know. Or who stretched the measuring line over it?
On what were its bases sunk? Or who laid its cornerstone, when the morning stars sang together
And all the sons of God shouted for joy?
In many cultures, special respect is given to the elderly. There is an understanding that there are things they know from experience and important lessons they have learned firsthand. There is a lot we can learn from books or research but there is a special insight we receive when we speak to someone who experienced something firsthand.
There there is so much to learn about the world around us. We can study the nature of people, creation, culture, outer space, and even microbiology. On the largest and smallest scales, we can learn about the world God has created. Understanding that He is the author and sustainer of life means science does not have to be at odds with our faith because our God is the One all things on earth have been made by and point to. We can learn about His creation alongside Him, remembering He is the One who was there in the beginning. He has given each thing its purpose, and all of creation points to Him. As Psalm 19:1-2 says, “The heavens tell of the glory of God; and their expanse declares the work of His hands. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.” May God grow our hunger to know Him more and glorify Him as we observe His creation.
- What are some topics related to science and/or creation that are particularly interesting to you?
- What have you learned about God through studying science or history?
- Pray and thank God for how He has authored and sustained all life.