Consider: Observe Fully

Psalm 8:3 says, “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained.” The Hebrews word for consider means to see, look at, inspect, and to perceive.

Last night I started reading the book of Genesis. I want to share my journaling with you. Genesis 1:1 says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” He brought something into existence that was not there. Proverbs 3:19 says, “The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding He established the heavens.”

Proverbs 8:22-31 was wisdom speaking. Verse 22 says, “The Lord possessed me at the beginning of His way, before His works of old.” Psalm 102:25 says, “Of old You laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands.”

Psalm 104:5 says, “You who laid the foundations of the earth, so that it should not be moved forever.” Psalm 119:90-91 says, “Your faithfulness endures to all generations; You established the earth, and it abides. They continue this day according to Your ordinances, for all are Your servants.”

Thinking back to the above verses, consider that His hands who created the earth, heavens, laid the foundations, also created you and me. Psalm 119:73 says, “Your hands have made me and fashioned me; give me understanding, that I may earn Your commandments.”

David’s expression of this is in Psalm 139:14. It says, “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.” Do you celebrate the Lord’s handiwork in creating you?

When God formed Adam from the dust of the ground, He created a fully functioning man. In verse 8 He planted a garden and put Adam in it. Then He made trees to grow out of the ground. Consider it. Adam’s first assignment was to tend the garden (Genesis 2:15). In verse 19, it says that God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air out of the ground. Then Adam named them all.

God then put Adam to sleep and formed Eve from his rib. Everything that God did was the work of His hands. Yet because Adam and Eve sinned, the ground was cursed. Genesis 3:17 says, “…Cursed is the ground for your sake; in toil; you shall eat of it all the days of your life.” More tomorrow.

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