Declare His praise
By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth. He gathers the waters of the sea into jars; he puts the deep into storehouses. Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the people of the world revere him. For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm. Psalm 33:6-9
There is an on-going debate on how the universe came about. Modern day evangelicals have attempted to harmonize the plain declaration form God’s word with big bang theory and evolution. This resulted to confusion and compromise in the interpretation of the Scripture. In the text, the Psalmist declared without a doubt that the world came about by just mere spoken declaration from God. In another instance, the world composed with things seen and unseen came into existence through God’s spoken command. “By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible” (Hebrews 11:3). Creation was a true miracle. It was not an accident or a godly oversight as claimed by those who do not believe that God exist. It did not come from a tiny explosion coming from an almost invisible particulate that resulted to a cosmic fluctuation that produced the entire universe. Rather, it came from God’s declaration beginning with the phrase, “Let there be... and there was” as repeated several times in Genesis 1, from the text, and other Scriptural passages. As a believer, your response is to praise God for what He has done. As the Psalmist declared that since God created the universe by simply pronouncing it, you can count on His word to be right and true. “For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.” (Psalm 33:4). God is not detached to His creation. “The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy. You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly” (Psalm 65:8-9). God in His providential care takes the time to express His love to His creation. Jesus repeated the same truth when He assured His disciples that when they pursue the things of God, they will learn to trust God to take care of their needs. “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?” (Matthew 6:28-30). So for those with ears to hear and eyes to see, offer up your praise to the Great Creator and Sustainer of life. “Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the people of the world revere him. For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm” (Psalm 33:8-9).