This day with God, we seek to discover the wonder of the world around us and share this wonder with others. We continue to take in the Word of God and hope to share thoughts that are useful for teaching and training towards the Way. We constantly search for ways to apply our faith in order to impact the world in a positive way. Today, we are reading Job 36:24 through 37:24.
The greatness of God is expressed in nature and God is Creator of nature. This greatness is expressed through thunder, lightning, and rain. It is expressed through all the seasons, the daily rise of the sun in the morning, and setting of the sun in the evening.
According to Elihu, there are two uses for nature which are to govern nations and provide food in abundance (v. 31). This account of Elihu expresses God’s ways. Like thunder and lightning directing one to take shelter away from a storm, nature teaches us to respect the Creator. This talk of Elihu is to challenge Job because he has to consider how deep and inconceivable God’s counsel is compared to that of fellow man.
There is a relationship between the word of God and things of nature. They both are His Creation. They both teach us lessons that we can apply to everyday living. Take inspiration from the following poem to give praise for all of our days.
God is concerned For our well-being And all His creation; His love is so freeing. He turns the summer Into a new fall; Cooling things down; New focus for all. The Holy Spirit Like the wind blowing, Stirs up the rains; The rivers are flowing. It is good to praise God Because when our hope Is in His unfailing love; We can more than cope. There is wonder, There is security, And we reward God With spiritual maturity. Praise Him for creation; Various parts of earth; The moon and stars; The miracle of birth. Praise Him for angels; Sea creatures and birds; From valleys to mountains; With His inspiring Words. Over a high vista As we look out. The beauty of Creation Makes us shout. The blue water Of a still ocean; The beauty of a sunset; Sparking emotion. We praise Him in music, Praise Him through art, In everything we do He gives us a great start. Through His Creation And through His Word, There are lessons learned, Knowledge transferred. To help with priority; Provide our daily bread. To give us inspiration As we step ahead.
This day with You Lord, we give You praise for all Your days. Each day of a cold winter morning and each day of a warm summer evening as the sun sets in the west. Your greatness is expressed in nature, and it teaches us to give You respect for You are Creator of it all. It makes us consider how deep and inconceivable Your counsel is as we step ahead each day. Amen.