Do You See?

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 (All day)

Do you take the time to see God around you?

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[Steve Myers] Romans:1:20 makes a very interesting point. In that particular passage it poses a question for us and asks if we really do see. In that particular passage it says this, "Since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen." Then it gives an example, "Being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so they are without excuse" (Romans:1:20).

So he says there's a couple of things that we can see. We see one of those things is power and the other, God's Godhead is the way it puts it here in Romans. Now, do we see those things, and how can we see those things? Well, he says that we can understand God more fully, have a better perspective on God by the creation. He says, "Since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen." Have you ever thought about that?

Next time you go outside, take a look around. It seems in our modern world we don't do that. We walk directly to our car. We walk straight into the store. We walk to our business. Whatever it may be, we don't take the time to look around. We don't look up at the stars. We don't enjoy what are our surroundings. We don't enjoy the creation the way that God says we really should. In fact, in Psalm 19 it says the heavens declare the glory of God (Psalm:19:1).

The creation speaks in a sense to us showing us how amazing God is. Have you ever thought of it that way? Paul tells us in the book of Romans that we can see God's power as we look around. We notice God's creation, His power telling us, wow, He is sustaining this world around us. He's created all these things we see whether it's the beautiful snow like on a winter day like today or the beautiful flowers in the summer time or the stars that are just so amazing shining brightly at night.

We can get a better understanding, better perspective on ourselves and God's power, His creation the way that He sustains everything around us. And then it also reminds us of His Godhead. That's really talking about His divinity. God is amazing, and as we look at the divinity of God it tells us something about His character, how amazing God is, which also then reflects on how loving He is, how caring He is, how faithful He is.

And so as we live our lives, I hope the next time you go outside later today or the next time you do look around, notice the creation, and I think if we do we're going to gain so much better perspective on where we are, and then maybe gain a little bit deeper insight into who God is.

That's BT Daily . We'll see you next time.


John-A-Mcguire's picture

Have noticed a while now. where the 2-3 min duration the volume is LOW. we can at this end control the volume! thank you.

linda effenberger

linda effenberger's picture

I can imagine that many people in the world cannot see God's creation because they live in a city full of buildings and concrete. They cannot see the stars because there is so much smog or smoke from all sorts of emissions that come from heating the buildings and homes or from the production of all kinds of things in factories. As for snow, it is, for the most part, for people a hindrance in getting around.

I am so thankful that I can look out of my window and enjoy the green all around me. I have great pleasure in watching the birds pick the seeds out of the pinecones and scurry around in my garden.

Not all people have the opportunity to see these wonderful things and much more of the wonderful creation God created. Many places in the world has become the dumping ground for all kinds of garbage and waste products. My heart goes out to those people who live among piles and piles of garbage because their city or place is a dump depot for the world and the people who have to live there try to make a living from it, as they breathe in the harmful fumes from decay, suffering also from many health ailments. How much more we need to pray for God's Kingdom to come!

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