The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. (Psalms 19:1-2)
Thank you for reviewing the Discipline of Bible Study over the last 4 days. As a quick reminder, during our 40 Days of Discipline journey we will reserve Fridays to focus on a selected Discipline for just one day. Today we focus on Creation. If you need to refresh your memory on what this Discipline is about remember that you can go to the Disciplines tab at www.40daysofdiscipline.com.
There are so many beautiful passages of scripture that speak about God’s creation. The passage of scripture from Psalm 19:1-2 (captured above) is a great example. Often though, we don’t take the time to see God in creation in the way that David did.
In the same way that we examined the Discipline of Bible Study through the lens of love, let’s examine the Discipline of Creation through the lens of love by examining Luke 12:25-30:
25 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? 26 Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?
27 “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 28 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! 29 And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30 For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them.
Please prayerfully consider this passage and respond to today’s questions.
Today’s Questions for comments:
- In what ways does the passage establish a link between creation and God’s love for us?
- What aspects of creation speaks most powerfully to you about God?
Tomorrow (Saturday) will be dedicated to reviewing what we have learned this week.