The words of the Psalmist have been ringing in my ears lately; Great are the works of the Lord; they are studied by all who delight in them, He has made His wonders to be remembered; the Lord is gracious and compassionate. (Psalm 111:2-3) In other words, when God’s creative handiwork is researched, the believer is ultimately reminded of the grace and glory of God.
What that means is, simply put, the natural world around us offers a variety of solutions and insights for the believer. For starters, creation (God’s general revelation) happens to be a part of God’s antidote for healing a crushed spirit (Psalm 143); it serves as a universal tutor to reveal the value of human beings (Psalm 8); it provides a divine antitoxin for crippling anxiety (Isaiah 40); it is the inescapable announcement of the reality of God (Psalm 19) . . . and the list goes on and on. In other words, God intended for there to be much more for us to discover in nature than flying birds and buzzing bees.
Our new series of messages entitled, In Living Color, will explore a variety of subjects offered to us by our Creator which serve as some of His antidotes, antitoxins, announcements and illustrations.
As Charles Spurgeon once wrote on this text in Psalm 111, “God’s works are worthy of our research . . . those who do not look below the surface miss the best part of what He would teach us; His works are intended to yield to us instruction and pleasure wonderfully blended!”
Ready to explore together with you,