LOOK UP AND LOOK IN THE BOOK! “The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard,” (Psalm 19:1-3 NIV). If anyone on planet earth looks up to the heavens in the daytime or nighttime God reveals to them in a general way the existence of a great Creator God. The message has been impressed on the heart and mind of mankind since the creation of the heavens and the creation of man. Mankind through the deception and wickedness caused by Satan and each person’s own sinful nature may deny the existence of God and make up all kinds of theories to hide God’s clear heavenly declaration but it is a futile exercise. God continues His revelation of His existence every moment of every day of every year.
God in His gracious provision to mankind also offers His revelation in special way; in a book called the bible. It is in this book that God offers an explanation and a meaning to what we observe in the heavens. It is in this book that God gives mankind the principles and guidelines for living in the world which He has created. It is in this book that God gives mankind the meaning to life. As you read Psalm 19:8-13 God expands on this thought of verse 7, “The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple,” (NIV). In my simple language God is saying,” the bible is given to us so we can understand what we are seeing in the heavens and to also lead us back into a redemptive relationship with God through His Son the Lord Jesus Christ who has created all things.” In His book are the answers to life and living. Look up but also look into God’s book, the bible.