Thursday, May 10, 2012

Bible Verse Thursday Challenge #28 ~ The Glory of God

“The Heavens declare the Glory of God and the sky proclaims the work of His hands.”~ Psalm 19:1

God reveals Himself through creation.

No one escapes this revelation. In the first six verses of Psalm 19 we have a wonderful description of revelation through creation. Those who teach us the Word of God may fail and falter and lose our confidence. Our own lives may become so squandered in sin that we forget that we were forgiven of our own sins. The historians may rewrite history so as to try to discredit the eyewitness accounts of Peter, Paul, James, John and hundreds of others. They cannot, however, blot out the sun.

“During the French revolution Jean Bon St. Andre, the Vendean revolutionist, said to a peasant, ‘I will have all your steeples pulled down, that you may no longer have any object by which you may be reminded of your old superstitions.’ ‘But,’ replied the peasant, ‘you cannot help leaving us the stars.’ John Bate’s ‘Cyclopaedia of Moral and Religious Truths,’ 1865.“ (found in Spurgeon’s “Treasury of David”)

Those who believe that the universe around us is the result of some cosmic accident cannot deny that it is a glorious and wondrous accident. It is the glory of the heavens and the earth on which we live that helps us to have a foretaste of the glory of God. “The heavens declare the glory of God.”

“When you go out into the woods or onto the beach and look at the beauty of creation, what do you go to see? Do you go to see the glory of God? It is to little purpose to view the beauty of creation, to wonder at the marvels of the universe, if we do not seek, if we do not see not God’s glory there.” (A knock off of a quote from Isaac Watts, D.D., 1674-1748.)

The message of the heavens is not subtle. Listen to the following translation written by Henry Craik in 1860:
” The heavens are telling the glory of God,
The firmament displaying the work of his hands;
Day unto day wells forth speech,
Night unto night breatheth out knowledge.” (found in Spurgeon’s “Treasury of David)

The message of the heavens is blatantly clear. There is nowhere on earth from which man can escape that message because the heavens are the blackboard from which God instructs men in the knowledge of His glory.

Your challenge this week is to create a project using this scripture or another verse that declares the Glory of God.  When uploading your project, please use keyword ODBDBVT28 and then come join us at Our Daily Bread Designs Forum to share your gifts!

Here's a little something to get your creative juices flowing...

Cardstock:   Bazzill – Baby Blue Dark; Truly Yours Cardbase
Decorative Paper:  DCVW Photo Real Stack 3
Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs – Scripture Collection 9
Inks, Stains and Paints:  Versafine – Onyx Black
Dies, Punches & Embossing Folders:  Spellbinders – Fleur de Lis Rectangles
Accessories & Other Stuff:   American Crafts Ribbon & Lace; Prima Roses; Wild Orchid Rosebuds

Thanks for stopping by today, be Blessed!

1 comment:

  1. Cheryl what a beautiful Bible verse and a stunning card well done Hugs Elaine


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