Believers Delight – in Creation

Believers Delight – in Creation

Believers Delight – in Creation.

“The full God-intended beauty and wonder and delight that we are to have in creation is possible only for those who don’t make a god out of creation, but have a superior delight in the Maker of creation.”  (John Piper).

Psalm 8:3-9 = “When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers – the moon and stars you set in place – what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them? Yet you made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. You gave them charge of everything you made, putting all things under their authority – the flocks and the herds and all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea, and everything that swims the ocean currents. O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!” 

Psalm 19:1-6 = “The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display His craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make Him known. They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard. Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world. God has made a home in the heavens for the sun. It bursts forth like a radiant bridegroom after his wedding. It rejoices like a great athlete eager to run the race. The sun rises at one end of the heavens and follows its course to the other end. Nothing can hide from its heat.” 

Psalm 104:24-25 = “O Lord, what an amazing variety of all you have created! Wild and wonderful is this world you have made, while Wisdom was there at your side. This world is full of so many creatures, yet each belongs to you! And there is the sea! So vast! So wide and deep – swarming with countless forms of sea life, both small and great.” 

Psalm 111:2-4 = “How amazing are the deeds of the Lord! All who delight in Him should ponder them. Everything He does reveals His glory and majesty. His righteousness never fails. He causes us to remember His wonderful works! How gracious and merciful is our Lord!”

Psalm 139:13-16 = “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous – how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born!”

Psalm 147:1,4-5,8-9,16-18 = “Praise the Lord! How good to sing praises to our God! How delightful and fitting! He sets His stars in place, calling them all by their names. How great is our God! There’s absolutely nothing His power cannot accomplish, and He has infinite understanding of everything. He fills the sky with clouds, sending showers to water the earth, so that the grass springs up on the mountain fields and the earth produces food for man. All the birds and beasts who cry with hunger to Him are fed from His hands. He sends out His orders throughout the world; His words run as swift messengers, bringing them to pass. He blankets the earth with glistening snow, painting the landscape with frost. Sleet and hail fall from the sky, causing waters to freeze before winter’s icy blast. Then He speaks His word and it all melts away; as the warm spring winds blow, the streams begin to flow.” 

Proverbs 3:19-20 = “By wisdom the Lord founded the earth; by understanding He created the heavens. By His knowledge the deep fountains of the earth burst forth, and the dew settles beneath the night sky.”

Jeremiah 10:12-16 = “God made the earth by His power, established the world by His wisdom, spread out the sky by His understanding. When He thunders, the waters in heaven roar, He raises clouds from the ends of the earth, He makes the lightning flash in the rain and brings the wind out from His storehouses. He is the Creator of everything that exists.”