Walking Together With JesusNovember 22, 2014
1 John 4November 24, 2014
20 For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Paul makes a bold statement here. He says the invisible things are clearly seen. How can invisible things be on the other hand visible? He is saying that God is invisible. He is spirit. So His invisible attributes are seen in His creation.
All throughout history we can see man and his desire to worship something. They have both an inward sense that there is a higher power and they see the immense creation.
“Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God has shown it to them” (Romans 1:19). Everyone has this inward knowing that there is a God. They might have squashed the thought and turned against but at least at one time everyone knows it. Science has done much to explain the natural phenomenon that our ancestors contributed to God and often wrongly. True science may explain how something works but can’t explain how it came to be that way.
The complexity of creation is just utterly amazing. That’s why science has to say the earth is so old for all this to evolve. It’s always astounding to me how people can believe that all this evolved by itself. It takes tons of faith to believe that. But the creation reveals that there is a God.
Even David saw God displayed in creation. “1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. 2 Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night shows knowledge. 3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard” (Psalm 19:1-3).
The problem was that seeing in creation a creator; people started worshipping the creation instead of the creator. They worshipped the sun, animals, and a higher power that they began to name. They believed in the fact that someone had to have created all this, but lost it in their desire to define it.
Regardless of man’s attempt at explaining away the creation, we worship the Creator who in the beginning created the heavens and the earth.