Evidence of God’s Existence & Power

Evidence of God’s Existence & Power

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead [divine nature, deity], so that they are without excuse.  (Ro 1:20 – definition added in brackets)

The world in which we live gives clear and overflowing evidence that our powerful God is real.  Even though God works in the unseen realm, the Workman is known by His work. 

The variety, multitude, order, beauty, harmony, different nature, and excellent contrivance*, of the things that are made, the direction of them to certain ends, and the concurrence of all the parts to the good and beauty of the whole, do abundantly prove a Creator and his eternal power and Godhead.  (Matthew Henry Commentary on Romans 1 – asterisk added) 

But now ask the beasts, and they will teach you; and the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you; and the fish of the sea will explain to you.  Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this, in whose hand is the life of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind?  (Job 12:7-10, see also Job 38:1-10)

Mankind is without excuse, because something within us is aware that only a supreme God could have created mankind, the solar systems, and the animal/plant life on this earth.  Sometimes, people will act hostile, even aggressively so, to deny that they have such an awareness in their souls.  Yet, the order and harmony that exists in all of creation testifies to the reality of God.

Go ahead and praise God for His beautiful creation, which is convincing evidence of His power and existence! 

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* Contrivance means planning.

Love Your Enemies

Love Your Enemies

But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil.  (Lk 6:35)

But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.  (Mat 5:44)

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.  (Mat 5:16)

The Scripture verses above remind us to love our enemies, to bless them, to pray for them, and even to do good to them!  Wow!  God really expects us to be like Him, doesn’t He?

Yes!  He does.  That is why He created mankind in His own image.  That’s why He provided salvation for us.  He wants us to be like Him and to extend mercy to other people, as He has shown mercy to each one of us.

When the Word tells us to love our enemies, it means that we should pray that good things happen in the lives of our enemies.  We should bless them with kindness.

When we are kind to those who have abused us and hated us (loving our enemies), we become a light in this world.  We show ourselves to be children of the Most High by resembling Him! 

Go ahead and light up our world!