Daily Readings and Thought for February 28th. “IN WISDOM YOU HAVE MADE THEM ALL”


 In today’s Psalm (104) we read, “O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.” [v.24]   Today, as naturalists and others explore more of the earth, they are discovering more and more living things they never knew existed. 

It has long been acknowledged that there is an incredible interdependence in nature – what a totally wonderful architect is the Creator!   He created innumerable things, trees, plants, animals, insects, birds, etc.  They are interdependent in a whole variety of ways, yet human beings, especially the ‘western’ mind, in discovering more and more of this, is more determined than ever to say it is all the result of blind chance. The God-fearing person sees God as the Master Creator behind it all, even the adaptability within species, which men used to call micro-evolution, is part of his overseeing handiwork. 

So we see God in his “wisdom” has made them all.  What kind of “wisdom” is this?  We immediately thought of David’s Psalm 139 as he meditated on God’s all seeing eyes; “such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.” [v.6]. Yet the modern God-disbelieving mind refuses in his pride to see the situation from this perspective.

When we come to Psalm 111 we will read, “Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who delight in them.  Full of splendour and majesty is his work … the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding.”  [v.2,3,10]  Solomon in Proverbs says, “The LORD by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens” [3 v.19]

Finally our thoughts went to the epistle of James, “Who is wise and understanding among you?  By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom … the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits …” [3 v.13,17]   Those who seek and develop this wisdom will one day know far more of God’s creative wisdom for they will then be “equal to angels.” [Luke 20 v.36].

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