An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Laying Down the Laws?

(Proverbs 8:29 KJV)  When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:

The concept of creation rears it’s head.  When you talk to someone about creation you need to understand that the real issue is not the process, how or how long, but who.  God did it.  So what is this telling us about creation?

I don’t understand how this could be a physical “decree” (boundary NASB) (2706).  That would come naturally. It goes along with the language of creation.  Perhaps the idea of “coming naturally” is the point here.  This could be trying to express the process of God establishing the rules and principles that would guild the natural world, not just creating the material.  This could be the beginning of the law of gravity or the force of surface tension.  Perhaps this is the moment that God declared Bernoulli’s Principle or the Third Law of Thermodynamics. 

We tend to limit our thinking to the material.  This could simply be God declaring a few of what we would call the laws of nature.

So?  Rejoice in the fact that water freezes at 32 degrees and expands slightly instead of contracting like everything else when frozen.  Enjoy the ice in your favorite beverage and be glad it floats instead of sinks.  God’s hand is in everything.

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