Guest Contributor: Sandy Fyffe
Do you ever look at the sky with amazement and wonder? Sunrises, sunsets, stars, moon, planets, meteors, clouds, storms, Northern lights … David poetically says these are like God’s voice all over the earth. No one has not experienced the wonder of the sky. Even a person who has not read the Bible knows in his soul that there is a God when he sees the heavens.
The Apostle Paul agrees in Romans 1 when he says that God’s eternal power and divine nature have been clearly perceived since the creation of the world in the things that have been made. All throughout the world the heavens scream out that God is real and mighty! Sadly, Paul continues to say in Romans 1 that the unrighteousness of men suppresses, or holds back, this truth about God. Instead, foolish mankind has made worthless idols to worship instead of the living God who they were created to know and worship.
May it not be so for us, my friends! When we see the beauty of the sky, let us remember the majesty of the Creator. When we think about the vastness of the heavens, may we worship God for His awesome power and sovereignty. When we gaze on the loveliness of a sunset, may we worship Him for His beauty and endless creativity. And may we continue the speech that the heavens began by sharing words of life and hope, freedom and forgiveness, found only in Jesus Christ, with those who have never heard.
Romans 10:17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
May we tell those who need to hear!
The proverbs are a treasure trove. That a gift these few verses are. How vivid the warning against folly.
Notice who it is that is caught in folly. It is the simple man. The point is not that a person has to be intelligent or learned. The point of the proverbs is to contrast the fool with the one who hopes in God. Remember that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, not the reading of many books. May our reading and our learning serve the feed our faith, but it can never be the foundation of our faith.