The Wisdom of God in Nature

“Can you lift up your voice to the clouds,
That an abundance of water may cover you?
Can you send out lightnings, that they may go,
And say to you, ‘Here we are!’?
Who has put wisdom in the mind?
Or who has given understanding to the heart?
Who can number the clouds by wisdom?
Or who can pour out the bottles of heaven,
When the dust hardens in clumps,
And the clods cling together?

“Can you hunt the prey for the lion,
Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,
When they crouch in their dens,
Or lurk in their lairs to lie in wait?
Who provides food for the raven,
When its young ones cry to God,
And wander about for lack of food?
– Job 38:34-41

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When God asked Job all of these rhetorical questions, we see the majesty, wisdom and glory of our Creator. He is revealing to Job and to us his omnipotence. He tells the clouds to send rain upon the earth. He sends out the lightnings. He puts wisdom in the mind and understanding in the heart. He even numbers the clouds.

Psalm 14:4 tells us that He counts the number of the stars and calls them all by name. Can you imagine that? There are so many of them and yet, God knows each and every one of them. How awesome is that?

God has an intimate knowledge of all nature. He knows when the young lions and young ravens are in want of food and He provides for them. Psalm 104:21 says, The young lions roar after their prey, And seek their food from God. All of nature waits for Him that He may give them their food in due season and what He gives them, they gather in. He opens His hand and they are filled with good (Psalm 104:27, 28). All of nature depends on God and He always takes care of them.

The Lord by wisdom founded the earth. Wisdom, personified as a woman, was with God at the beginning. Wisdom declares, “I have been established from everlasting,
From the beginning, before there was ever an earth.
When there were no depths I was brought forth,
When there were no fountains abounding with water.
Before the mountains were settled,
Before the hills, I was brought forth;
While as yet He had not made the earth or the fields,
Or the primal dust of the world.
When He prepared the heavens, I was there,
When He drew a circle on the face of the deep,
When He established the clouds above,
When He strengthened the fountains of the deep,
When He assigned to the sea its limit,
So that the waters would not transgress His command,
When He marked out the foundations of the earth,
Then I was beside Him as a master craftsman;
And I was daily His delight,
Rejoicing always before Him,
Rejoicing in His inhabited world”
(Proverbs 8:23-31)

It took Godly wisdom to create the world and its inhabitants and we are encouraged to give thanks to Him who by wisdom made the heavens (Psalm 136:5).

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