Proverbs 3:19 – 20 (NIV)
By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations,
by understanding he set the heavens in place;
by his knowledge the watery depths were divided,
and the clouds let drop the dew.
Proverbs 3:19-20 (KJV)
The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.
By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.
I am amazed by how great the Lord is! I have a hard time doing simple things right. How many of you have done a do it yourself project? Maybe you built a dresser, a chair, a bookshelf, or anything that came with the supplies and instructions? How did that go? When I attempt any of these things, I always do something wrong, break a part, or use the wrong screws. How many have tried a new recipe? Did it turn out well? The point is, even with full instructions and supplies we aren’t always the best at creating things.
The Lord on the other hand, in His infinite wisdom, can do it perfectly. From scratch, from literally nothing He made everything in the universe, everything on earth. How magnificent does one have to be create the earth, weather, our bodies, plants, animals, oxygen, and make them interact with each other like they do? It’s amazing how everything created on earth works to support life in it’s own unique way, from the smallest of things (germs, bacteria, cells, ants) all the way to the biggest of things. It absolutely amazes me! There is still so much to learn about our ecosystem, so much that we haven’t even discovered. Our Lord is amazing, His wisdom, understanding, and knowledge knows no end! It makes me wonder how we can ever question Him?
Back to Proverbs 3:5-6,
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
Our God knows exactly what He is doing, and everything He does, He does because He loves us (John 3:16). How can we ever question Him? Lets put our trust in Him, and work hard at what we do and leave your doubts aside. With God on our side, what do we have to fear?
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
As we hold onto the tree of wisdom, we must also keep our trust in God. In dong so the God of the universe, the Creator of all will be on our wide. What than do we have to fear, what can’t we do?
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
- Proverbs 9-10 (mybiblereadingplan.wordpress.com)
- Proverbs 1-2 (mybiblereadingplan.wordpress.com)
- Proverbs 3:17 (proverbialthought.com)
- (becoming) closer to God through Proverbs 6, part 3c: a lying tongue (continued again) (awomanforhim.wordpress.com)