As we stand here and look around us at all of this beauty, we’re faced with questions.
Today, there’s this trend to elevate nature to the level of authority of the Holy Bible. Some even speak of the Bible and “the book of nature” as if they were created equal.
Galileo spoke poetically of the book of nature. And it’s true; all of God’s creation is like an open book, full of wonder. It can be studied to reveal amazing things.
But the natural world around us can quickly become our supreme authority. You might say, our “god”. I would argue that many atheists have rejected the God of the Bible only to place their interpretation of the natural world as ultimate truth. In other words, they study nature and try to make it say what they want it so say.
Deuteronomy 4 tells us to be careful, warning “lest though lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the hosts of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them and serve them.” The apostle Paul, when he was talking to the Romans, mentions people who serve the creature more than the Creator.
The natural world around us is beautiful and it should be studied. But it can’t stand when compared to the everlasting truth of the Bible. The grass withers and the flower fades away, but the word of the LORD endures forever.
I’m David Rives; truly, the heavens declare the glory of God.
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