Topic: Behold His Majesty [Tuesday April 11, 2017]
Text: Psalm 19:1-6
Key Verse: “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork” (Psalm 19:1).
God has not left anyone in doubt as to the revelation of Himself. The inspired writer invites us to look up at the vast sky and behold the mighty sun that adorns the day with its magnificent light, the beautiful moon and the innumerable stars that litter and glitter in the expansive night sky! The sun in the day, in its unalterable course and constancy utters undeniable words, assuring all that the almighty God sits in the heavenly Control Tower, engineering its motion.
The moon and the stars that enter into their bedchambers during the day and show forth their light in the night from time immemorial can never be the handiwork of chance. How could things have been so ordered and so constant? “There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard”. When the sun, like a bridegroom, comes out of its chamber, its magnificent glory setting the vast sky aglow; which language could be more comprehensible to the creatures of God? The blue sea hears it and rejoices. The birds hear it and sing, their clasped wings are spread and they swiftly roam the sky. The game in the woods awake to its splendour to seek after their daily portion.
At the rising of the sun, man, the crown of God’s creation, wakes up to his daily toil. We all hear the distinct speech of the sun when it rings its closing bell at the dusk of the day. When it withdraws into its chamber, we too, seek repose on our beds! The glittering stars and the moon take their turn. The oscillating swing of life’s pendulum day-night, day-night, day-night… continues unabated.
These inanimate sojourners in the heavens above tell of the reality, presence and power of God, a supremely intelligent Creator who controls the course of nature. The heavens declare the glory of God and the entire firmament shows His handiwork.
Thought for the day: God is perfect in counsel, excellent in working.
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DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.