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How Nature and The Bible Work Together

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Psalm 19

Have you ever seen an amazing sunset, the Grand Canyon, or a pod of dolphins playing together in the ocean? There are so many things in nature that give us pause and make us say, "Wow!"

All creation points to the Creator. "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" (‭‭Psalm 19:1-2‬). There's something about examining a delicate flower, or admiring a rushing waterfall that reminds us we are not accidents, and our God is an awesome God!

Creation is not the only thing God uses to show us His power, His grace, and His love. He gave us His Word to tell us who He is, who we are, and how much He loves us.

No matter how many times we read the Bible, it never changes and always has something valuable for us. God's Word is perfect, refreshing to the soul, and gives us wisdom and joy (Psalm 19:7-9). God's Word will always be true, and is confirmed by His creation.

Reading the Bible gives us a picture of who God is, and so does admiring His creation. They work together to give us a bigger, more beautiful and holistic perspective of who God is.

God is gracious to give us both creation and His Word as different lenses to see the same truths about Him. How often does God give us a beautiful sunset, or paint a rainbow in the sky at just the right time—when we need a reminder of His power, love, and promises? How often does He lead us to just the Scripture we need that day? Taking in the awesome beauty of creation and reading the Bible every day connects us with our Creator and Savior.

Reflect:

  • What is one way you have been amazed by God’s creation?
  • What is one amazing thing God has shown you through reading the Bible?
  • What is one step you can take today to begin reading the Bible more consistently?

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