Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | March 25, 2016

“O Lord, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth, Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!”

Today’s devotion comes from Psalm chapter 8.

“O Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name in all the earth,
Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!
2 From the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established strength
Because of Your adversaries,
To make the enemy and the revengeful cease.

3 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained;
4 What is man that You take thought of him,
And the son of man that You care for him?
5 Yet You have made him a little lower than God,
And You crown him with glory and majesty!
6 You make him to rule over the works of Your hands;
You have put all things under his feet,
7 All sheep and oxen,
And also the beasts of the field,
8 The birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea,
Whatever passes through the paths of the seas.

9 O Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name in all the earth!”  Psalm chapter 8.


All of God’s creation (the heavens, the earth, the animals, and man) display God’s splendor and majesty.

All of the Scriptures proudly attribute the heavens, the earth, the animals, and man as being distinctly created by God.  We see this throughout Scripture from the beginning to the end, from the first book of Genesis to the last book of Revelation.

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”  Genesis 1:1.  “God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good.  …”  Genesis 1:31.

“Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.”  Revelation 4:11.

And, day by day, Genesis chapter 1 pounds the table that each part of creation was created in a day, for a total of six days.  Six times, we even see each of the six days defined similar to the first day:  “… And there was evening and there was morning, one day.”  Genesis 1:5.  Thus, there is no room for error.  Scripture clearly and repeatedly refutes any foolish speculation that creation was completed over thousands or millions or billions of years.  Creation was completed in less than one week.

And yet, other doctrine tries to subtract from the majesty of God by teaching or tolerating evolution.

But, Reformed Doctrine recognizes that Scripture continually teaches both that God created the heavens, the earth, the animals, and man and that God’s creation displays God’s majesty.

Is teaching or tolerating evolution a minor mistake?  What does Scripture state?

“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.  For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.  Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.

Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them.  For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.”  Romans 1:20-25.

“O Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name in all the earth,
Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!”  Psalm 8:1.


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