The Creation Speaks

Introduction

God said, and it was. The creation reflects the Creator. When we observe, in all senses of the word, the creation, we see the reflection of its Creator. What does it say of God?

Rom. 1:19 because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.
Rom. 1:20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.
Rom. 1:21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Communication

The creation does not speak in the tongues of man, but in its own tongue with its own vocabulary and grammar.

The heavens overwhelm us with a visual and auditory language of the solar system, galaxies, nebulae and the universe. These regions in space, a remarkable sight, show us a vast and powerful universe of different kinds of energy and differing stars and planets. Scientists have also heard the sounds of the universe, but do not know what is being said, or rather what the sounds mean. The vastness of the universe demonstrates God’s infinite power and creative inventiveness. Their layers upon layers reveal the complexity and homogeneity of worlds upon worlds, stars systems and solar systems, not to mention the expanse of our own atmosphere from troposphere to stratosphere and beyond.

Psa. 19:1 The heavens are telling of the glory of God;
            And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.

How do people look at the sun in the day, the moon at night and all the planets and stars and not “hear” them express the greatness of the Creator? What is it people will not see and hear?

What does the Earth teach us? For those, like Noah and Abraham, the Earth and heavens teach about who God is: His trustworthiness, His lovingkindness and His desire to have people live life.

Job 12:8 “Or speak to the earth, and let it teach you;
            And let the fish of the sea declare to you.

Furthermore, God plans to have those made in His image to have eternal life.

1Chr. 16:33 Then the trees of the forest will sing for joy before the LORD;
            For He is coming to judge the earth.

No matter who says what, the fact remains God Created the heavens and the Earth and, thus, rules them and will rule those who repent and believe Him.

1Chr. 16:31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;
            And let them say among the nations, “The LORD reigns.”

The Creation Teaches Us

The Creation knows the Law of God and lives by it. However, people refuse to know, will not know no matter what.

Job 12:7 ¶ “But now ask the beasts, and let them teach you;
            And the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you.

Jer. 8:7 “Even the stork in the sky
            Knows her seasons;
            And the turtledove and the swift and the thrush
            Observe the time of their migration;
            But My people do not know
            The ordinance of the LORD.

Prov. 6:6 Go to the ant, O sluggard,
            Observe her ways and be wise,
Prov. 6:7 Which, having no chief,
            Officer or ruler,
Prov. 6:8 Prepares her food in the summer
            And gathers her provision in the harvest.

The Creation Speaks by Actions

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When we see the sunlight or any light from whatever the source, we appreciate the light that allows us to see, warms us and makes the plants grow food for us. We see the Light, and the Light gives us life and is good, for God is Light.

Gen. 1:4 God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.
Gen. 1:5 God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.

Before God spoke and wrote the Commandments, the Ten Commandments, He embedded these laws of love in the Creation.

Psa. 33:6 By the word of the LORD the heavens were made,
            And by the breath of His mouth all their host.
Psa. 33:7 He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap;
            He lays up the deeps in storehouses.
Psa. 33:8 Let all the earth fear the LORD;
            Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
Psa. 33:9 For He spoke, and it was done;
            He commanded, and it stood fast.

Psa. 115:4 Their idols are silver and gold,
            The work of man’s hands.
Psa. 115:5 They have mouths, but they cannot speak;
            They have eyes, but they cannot see;
Psa. 115:6 They have ears, but they cannot hear;
            They have noses, but they cannot smell;
Psa. 115:7 They have hands, but they cannot feel;
            They have feet, but they cannot walk;
            They cannot make a sound with their throat.
Psa. 115:8 Those who make them will become like them,
            Everyone who trusts in them.

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The creation shows us how amazing people can be. They produce food, find fertile fields, locate water for drinking and watering, make clothing, build housing, invent things important for life, make roads for transportation, speak eloquently, sing songs, make musical instruments.

People being the epitome of the creation then worship things far less than they. As much as we need the sun, man is greater for he can find ways to warm his house on cold days and make lights to grow food, if he wanted, in things like hot houses. As much as nature is needed for food, transportation, housing and clothing, man employs nature to be more than it would otherwise be and then worships these lesser things. How do such intelligent beings worship things they make, things on planet Earth and in the solar and the stellar systems?

Deut. 32:17             “They sacrificed to demons who were not God, To gods whom they have not known, New gods who came lately, Whom your fathers did not dread.

Deut. 4:19 “And beware not to lift up your eyes to heaven and see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, and be drawn away and worship them and serve them, those which the LORD your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven.

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Libel God, Deceitfully Use His Name

Based on the fact of God’s being the Creator, those who slander, curse or use God’s name demonstrate their purposeful deafness to the creation. Accuse God of being something or someone other than He is looks at the creation and does not see it or hear the ducks quack or the robins sing.

God further demands that His Name—Creator, Lord and dozens and dozens of other appellation—be recognized and honored. The creation praises Him, but, alas, most people curse Him.

Ezek. 20:27 ¶ “Therefore, son of man, speak to the house of Israel and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “Yet in this your fathers have blasphemed Me by acting treacherously against Me.

Neh. 9:18 “Even when they made for themselves A calf of molten metal And said, ‘This is your God Who brought you up from Egypt,’ And committed great blasphemies,

Abortion

Psa. 106:38 And shed innocent blood,
            The blood of their sons and their daughters,
            Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan;
            And the land was polluted with the blood.

Is. 24:5 The earth is also polluted by its inhabitants, for they transgressed laws, violated statutes, broke the everlasting covenant.

Jer. 3:2 “Lift up your eyes to the bare heights and see;
            Where have you not been violated?
            By the roads you have sat for them
            Like an Arab in the desert,
            And you have polluted a land
            With your harlotry and with your wickedness.

Num. 35:33 ‘So you shall not pollute the land in which you are; for blood pollutes the land and no expiation can be made for the land for the blood that is shed on it, except by the blood of him who shed it.

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While most do not keep the Sabbath and the Holy Days, those who do know that these days were created for our good. Imagine how few look at the setting sun and see God’s hand in giving a sign His Holy Day has begun. We see the lunar cycle and find Passover, Pentecost, Trumpets, Atonement, Tabernacles and the Last Great Day to show how God worked and is working for our salvation. The sun’s rising each day and the moon circling the planet speak volumes about Our Creator and God.

Gen. 1:14 ¶ Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night. They will serve as signs for festivals and for days and years.

Ex. 20:8 ¶ “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Ex. 20:9 “Six days you shall labor and do all your work,
Ex. 20:10 but the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you.
Ex. 20:11 “For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.

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As we observe the human population around the Earth, we see that, aside from some difference in skin color and other anomalies, all humans are alike. They all speak language, eat, drink, sleep, work, are born, live and die. Humans are one huge family. Therefore, what one human needs, not wants, all humans need. Deliberately, to take a life from a human and deliberately, to take what a human has worked for is harming that individual and is wrong. To help a needy human and to cooperate with humans to do thing good for humans are right and good. How do we know? The creation tells us so.

Ex. 20:12 ¶ “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you.

2Sam. 9:10 “You and your sons and your servants shall cultivate the land for him, and you shall bring in the produce so that your master’s grandson may have food; nevertheless Mephibosheth your master’s grandson shall eat at my table regularly.” Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.

Deut. 6:2 so that you and your son and your grandson might fear the LORD your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged.

Deut. 32:39             ‘See now that I, I am He,
            And there is no god besides Me;
            It is I who put to death and give life.
            I have wounded and it is I who heal,
            And there is no one who can deliver from My hand

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As said above, nothing on this planet or in the universe as we know about compares to people: their ability to think and create in many forms from music to architecture and from language to dance, their multifaceted physical prowess, their ability to work in groups toward goals and their appreciation of sensual things from sight to smell.

People give life to babies, cultivate life in the fields of dreams and promote life in the herds of animals and fishes. Just as God created life, people continue in His image by sustaining and encouraging life in all their surroundings.

When people murder by premeditation for gain or other evil reasons, they go contrary to people’s nature which all civilizations condemn and punish even without the commandments about murder. Again, the creation extols life and life more abundantly, and God greatest creation exhibits and gives glory to life.

Ex. 20:13 ¶ “You shall not murder.

Gen. 9:6             “Whoever sheds man’s blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man.

Gen. 1:27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
Gen. 5:2 He created them male and female, and He blessed them and named them Man in the day when they were created.

Is. 45:12 “It is I who made the earth, and created man upon it. I stretched out the heavens with My hands And I ordained all their host.

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For example, the creation extols monogamies. Observation of family life in history demonstrates that marriage works and makes nations and people greater than those who defile marriage in any way. Yet, in spite of the creation and God’s Word, there are those who claim to be Christians say God would have Mary impregnated either before marriage; thus, saying God would cause fornication or adultery. The very notion and exploitation of “virgin birth” damns the very nature of God who is faithful, as seen in the creation, to His Word, “and it was good, very good.” The sanctity of marriage is good, very good.

Mark 10:6 “But from the beginning of creation, God MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE.
Mark 10:7 “FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER,
Mark 10:8 AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH; so they are no longer two, but one flesh.
Mark 10:9 “What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”

Is. 42:5  ¶ Thus says God the LORD,
            Who created the heavens and stretched them out,
            Who spread out the earth and its offspring,
            Who gives breath to the people on it
            And spirit to those who walk in it,

Eph. 4:24 and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
Col. 3:10 and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him—

Psa. 139:14 I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
            Wonderful are Your works,
            And my soul knows it very well.

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From animals and sea creatures to people, all have territories and belongings. Most fight to maintain that which is theirs. Even in the heavens, each planet has its orbit. The creation shows us that we are entitled to what we earn and own. To have what we own demands hard work from tilling the soil, raising cattle and producing things. No one has a right to take what a person has, obtained obviously honestly.

Nature, created by God knows and shows. While He gave us everything for food, clothing, shelter and transportation, people must toil to plant and harvest food, to obtain raw material and sew fabric for clothes and to gain and change raw materials into houses.

Gen. 1:11 Then God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them”; and it was so.

Gen. 1:21 God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
Gen. 1:22 God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.”
Gen. 1:23 There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.
Gen. 1:24 ¶ Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind”; and it was so.

Psa. 1:3             He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,
            Which yields its fruit in its season
            And its leaf does not wither;
            And in whatever he does, he prospers.

You shall not steal

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As we see in nature, those people who deceive may do so for a time, finally get found out and seldom does anyone again trust them at all. Courts who find people bearing false witnesses deem them unworthy and may even make them bear full punishment.

Even animals that seem innocuous and discovered to be dangerous never lose their terrifying reputation.

Ex. 20:16 ¶ “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

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The herd of antelopes grazed languidly in the open field. At the edge of the field, several lions crouched observing them intently. The more they looked the more they wanted them for food. They held themselves in check because they were too far away from even the stragglers in the herd. The wind shifted bringing the scent of the antelopes into the nostrils of the lions. Mouths watering and muscles flexing, one lion gave into this desire and launched toward the herd. Stifling a roar, it ran wildly to the herd.

The more the scent of others’ belongings festers in the mind of people, the more they will stop at nothing to gain their desires.

You shall not covet.

Conclusion

In the following verses, we see how nature praises God.

Is. 35:1  The wilderness and the desert will be glad,
            And the Arabah will rejoice and blossom;
            Like the crocus.

Psa. 148:3             Praise Him, sun and moon;
            Praise Him, all stars of light!
Psa. 148:4             Praise Him, highest heavens,
            And the waters that are above the heavens!

Even nature puts to shame most of the world’s people because it knows Who created them and all the creatures, including people, on Earth.

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