Daily Bible Study

@just4him (123853)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
April 21, 2016 10:01am CST
Day 33 Psalm 33 Psalm 33:1 Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright. 2 Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings. 3 Sing unto him a new song; play skillfully with a loud noise. 4 For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth. 5 He loves righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD. 6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. 7 He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap: he lays up the depth in storehouses. 8 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. 9 For he spoke, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast. 10 The LORD brings the counsel of the heathen to naught: he makes the devices of the people of none effect. 11 The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations. 12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance. 13 The LORD looks from heaven; he beholds all the sons of men. 14 From the place of his habitation he looks upon all the inhabitants of the earth. 15 He fashions their hearts alike; he considers all their works. 16 There is no king saved by the multitude of a host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength. 17 A horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength. 18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; 19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. 20 Our soul waits for the LORD: he is our help and our shield. 21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name. 22 Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee. Are you, like me, among the few foolish who believe every word of God as the inerrant Word of God? Or do you stand with those who believe Darwin’s theory of evolution? I say foolish because that is how we, who believe God created all things as described in Genesis 1, are looked on by all those who think we derived from common ancestors and are part of the selective breeding process promulgated by Charles Darwin. Until that moment in man’s history, there wasn’t any thought contrary to creation and God’s role in it. Until then we acknowledged God created everything, including us. We were the work of God’s hands, not something man created. Do you know man still hasn’t created a person as intricate as we are? God made us and not we ourselves. Psalm 100:3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. (KJV) The psalmist, and I believe it to be David even though it is not subscribed to him, shows that God created all things with the word of his mouth. God spoke and it was done. John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. Because we are the work of God’s hands, the psalmist urges us to praise him on instruments of praise and make God’s works known to all people. He shows us that nothing can take the place of God’s strength to deliver us from our enemies, only God’s strength alone will do that. This is why I believe David wrote this psalm. He is the only king who praised God on instruments of praise and urged people to do so. When we give God praise for all he has done in making us who we are today, God will be our God and he will bless us, and turn our enemies away and give us the victory, and that is worth a shout of praise! Let’s pray: Father, thank you for creating all things. Thank you for creating me. Thank you that a word from your mouth creates and a word from your mouth destroys, casting down our enemies and causing them to flee from us. Help me to stand on your Word as the complete and inerrant Word of God. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen. Copyright © 21 April 2016 by Valerie Jean Routhieaux Image courtesy of Pixabay
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@CRK109 (14436)
• United States
21 Apr 16
I know that God created everything. And I guess I can't blame science for trying to prove or disprove their own theories. Sometimes I think God planned it that way so that the believers wouldn't have it so easy. If we're going to believe, we need to really believe even though it's not popular. :)
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@just4him (123853)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Apr 16
Very good point.
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@Drosophila (16702)
• Ireland
22 Apr 16
I think there are plenty scientists out there with Christian beliefs and don't necessarily see a contradiction. The linked article covers the story of a scientist who believes in evolution going public with their Christian beliefs: He is one of the many, the most famous one is Francis Collin, who head up the human genome project. It sure ain't easy, when you think both can co-exist, and that life is really more complex than we give it credit for.
A Christian scientist is going public with his belief in God and acceptance of evolution.