19 The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.
20 By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.
The purpose of the creation is to “bring many sons of God to glory.” When God created the heavens and the earth, He had us in mind. That is an amazing thought when we look at the wonders of the creation. We are so small within the vastness of the universe, yet the God who made everything set it all in motion for those who He loves.
In His wisdom, God created the world in a particular way, and there is so much that we can think about.
We can look at the mind-blowing detail that goes into something as small as a particle of sand to the grandiosity of the largest mountains and know that God is more powerful than anything that rises against us, yet He is gentle, patient, and mindful of every detail. We can look at fresh springs of life-giving water that God provided for us and consider the life-giving Spirit. We can look at the resourceful land that we inhabit and consider the wonderful provisions of the Lord. We can consider the depths of the salty and deadly sea, who as sin, has encompassed us round-about.
We can view the sanctity of marriage and the wholesomeness of good family life and gain understanding about the relationship between God and man. We can look at the fruitfulness of a tree and consider our spiritual growth. We can consider the vastness of space and marvel at the riches of God’s everlasting Kingdom that go beyond any comprehension.
The list goes on and on. Take some time to really think about how God is reflected in creation. It is an astounding thing and a powerful testimony.
The earth is a womb for His saints, created with the perfect balance of good and evil so that we can learn to love righteousness and hate iniquity. The earth is a womb for His saints that teaches us to love as He loves, to hate as He hates, and to wield the powers of the divine with self-control, uprightness, and due reverence for the God who made all. We were made from the dust of the earth, but through Jesus we will rise in glory to rule this earth—and a new heavens and new earth— with Him for all eternity.
All things were created for us and for our good. How God must truly love those who love Him and are called for His purposes—His purposes of raising up many sons and bringing them into glory. Though we are but brute beasts, we can put on the divine nature through a life lived in Jesus Christ who lived on this earth to teach us, died for our sins to redeem us, and sent us His Holy Spirit to change us.
Man looks at the world and our sciences, compares that to a legalistic and fleshly-eyed view bible, and they mock any idea of God. They mock the bible because they do not understand that divine inspiration of spiritual knowledge is not the same as fleshly knowledge.
They are blind to the wonders of creation and He who made it—He who made them and provides for them any good thing they experience on this earth. His sun shines on all. He sends rain on the just and the unjust, and He teaches His children to love those who hate Him. Yet they hate Him and they hate us. Even this is for our good.
We should leap for joy and shout praises to the Lord! Thinking on these things brings so much hope. Thinking on these things casts aside doubt of God’s love for us. Thinking on these things causes us to marvel at the wonders of His majesty and power. Thinking on these things brings glory to God and His incredible wisdom and understanding—who can know it?
Yet He gives it. He gives us everything. He gave us His Son, His flesh, His blood, His Spirit. He gives us wisdom and understanding of what it means to put on the divine nature amidst the wickedness of this world—a darkness that was created to shroud God away from the world but to draw us closer to Him and to make us strong. All things were created for Him and by Him; all things serve Him; all will bow before Him and confess that Jesus is Lord!
We do not need to despair. We do not need to be afraid. We have much to be thankful for and hopeful for!