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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Tuesday, August 16, 2016
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Today’s scripture reading:
His word reveals His greatness. We are surrounded by fantastic displays of God’s craftsmanship—the heavens give dramatic evidence of his existence, his power, his love, his care. As you look at God’s handiwork in nature and the heavens, thank him for such magnificent beauty and the truth it reveals about the Creator.
The apostle Paul referred to this psalm when he explained that everyone knows about God because nature proclaims God’s existence and power. This does not cancel the need for missions because the message of God’s salvation found in his Word, the Bible, must still be told to the ends of the earth. While nature points to the existence of God, the Bible tells us about God’s plan of salvation. God’s people must explain to others how they can have a relationship with God. Although most people believe in a Creator because of the evidence of nature around them, they need to know about his love, mercy, and grace. What are you doing to take God’s message to the world? (NLT)
Psalm 19:1-5 – The heavens tell of the glory of God. The skies display his marvelous craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known. They speak without a sound or a word; their voice is silent in the skies; yet their message has gone out to all the earth, and their words to all the world.
The sun lives in the heavens where God placed it. It bursts forth like a radiant bridegroom after his weeding. It rejoices like a great athlete eager to run the race.
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. –Psalm 19:1 (NIV)
Todd Diedrich (Wisconsin) titled his story “THE GLORY OF THE LORD;” here is a portion of Todd’s story:
“. . . Then I noticed the sun coming up over the horizon. I stopped for a few minutes to take in the glorious view and ponder the artistry of our Creator. How awesome that God creates views like this! Then the verse quoted above came to mind.
“Often we are too busy to notice the creative work of God. We are so caught up in our daily routines, with the hustle and bustle of our lives, that we do not stop for even a moment to take in what God has created – the heavens and the earth. When we slow down long enough to observe God’s handiwork, we will be filled with praise and be ready to live each day with a sense of awe at the glory of our God.”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – Today I will praise God for the beauty of creation.
Prayer: Dear God, thank you for creating the beautiful and majestic heavens and the earth to help us know you more deeply. Help us never forget to give the glory to you. Amen.
To read the rest of the story in The Upper Room, click on the following link: http://devotional.upperroom.org/