Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading Thursday, August 22, 2019



THAT God exists is an eternal truth which even some sceptics from evidences staring them in the face now admit! A good knowledge of this fact coupled with holy fear is a powerful incentive to virtue and the best guard against vice. The most demonstrable among the evidences of His existence are found in His works of creation.  The Bible says: “All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee. They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power; To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom. Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.” (Psalm 145:10-13) “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.” – Proverbs 3:19, 20.

Text: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” – Genesis 1:1-3.

Comment:  The opening words of the Holy Bible state categorically that the heavens and the earth came to be from nothing, by the power of God Almighty. As the truth can never be permanently suppressed, scientists who used to scoff at the Bible as a book of fairy tales, are now admitting that the Biblical concept of creation from nothing “has been right all along”. British scientist, Edmund Whittaker has been quoted as attributing the beginning of our universe to “Divine will constituting Nature from nothingness”.  Although he called himself an agnostic, Robert Jastrow, in God and the Astronomers, (London: W. W. Norton, 1992), was compelled by the evidence to admit, “Now we see how the astronomical evidence leads to a biblical view of the origin of the world.” 

Under the heading “Has science discovered God?” carried in it is stated: “…Cosmologists, who specialize in the study of the universe and its origins, soon realized that a chance cosmic explosion could never bring about life any more than a nuclear bomb would—unless it was precisely engineered to do so. And that meant a designer must have planned it.” They began using words like, “Super-intellect,” “Creator,” and even “Supreme Being” to describe this Designer.”  The Bible says: “…Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty …Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee…”  – Revelation 15:3, 4.

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