Proverbs 3:16-20 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her. The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.
If Solomon has been trying to teach us anything in the Book of Proverbs, it’s that we all need wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. The Lord Himself used wisdom, knowledge, and understanding in His creation of the world. God’s creation of waters and land, with the correct amounts of each, show how God, with His infinite wisdom, understood exactly what He was creating for all time. If we had larger oceans and less land on this planet, it would be much more humid, rainy, and damp all the time. More land and less water could produce more droughts. We have just enough to keep the ecological cycles going. Without any water we would all die. We need water for our own living. Based on the number of people who will be here in 100 years from now, how much water will we need then? The answer: Just what we have now. The Lord had all those things figured out before He created it.
Without water, God could have never started the earth’s population again with Noah, and His family. Without water, God could have never painted a rainbow in the sky as a reminder to us, and Himself that a global flood will never happen again.
God put each stars in it’s place, the planets in their orbit s, and has kept it all in balance for all these years. Isn’t it amazing that none of the planets ever just broke out of orbit and left? They probably won’t. Do you know why? God placed them there for a purpose. God is now, always has been, and forever will be in total control.
If God used wisdom, understanding, and knowledge to design, create, and control all we seem to enjoy so much today, shouldn’t we desire His wisdom, understanding, and knowledge to direct our lives also? How wonderful it is that the God, who created the universe, created you and I as well, and shares His wisdom, understanding, and knowledge with us in His Word.
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Exodus 30 – 33 / Proverbs 3:16-20
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Exodus 25 – 26 / Matthew 23:1-22
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