Our Dependence on the God Who Created Us

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Our Dependence on the God Who Created Us

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Should God allow even a few degrees’ change in the average temperature of the earth’s surface, the perfectly balanced ecological system that is necessary for our existence would be devastated. Only minor changes in the earth’s atmosphere would permit destructive radiation to render us sterile, rapidly extinguishing human life.

Unless the delicate balance of nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, ozone and other essential gases and elements is consistently sustained in the atmosphere, life as we know it could not exist on planet earth.

The same balance is evident in the amount and distribution of water in oceans, lakes, rivers, glaciers, aquifers and mountain snowpacks in relation to the planet’s land mass. The efficient dispersion of water is essential for proper irrigation of the earth’s surface. The world’s incredible weather system enables us to grow food, cleanse the land of waste and meet countless other needs—not to mention the recreation and beauty it provides.

Every day we depend on this delicate balance. God reveals that He actively rules and controls it all. He is the Being “who made the world and everything in it” and is “Lord of heaven and earth, [who] does not dwell in temples made with hands.” The true God is not “worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things” (Acts 17:24-25 Acts 17:24-25 24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwells not in temples made with hands; 25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he gives to all life, and breath, and all things;
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In spite of God’s greatness, power and majesty, “He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being …” (Acts 17:27-28 Acts 17:27-28 27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: 28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
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