September 15, His Story
Today’s reading: Psalms 71-75
“The day is yours, and yours also the night; you established the sun and moon. It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter”
- Psalm 74:16-17.
Yesterday you saw how important it is to recite your story of how God has worked on your behalf. You do that to remind yourself of His power and love when you most need it. Today, you see the psalmist going beyond his story to draw on God’s story of creation as a source of teaching and inspiration. God’s power is displayed in more ways than His love and acts on your behalf. God did His own thing in creation to establish His glory and give testimony to His faithful acts of creation. Today’s passage describes the order that God set in His creation, and the psalmist went on to warn his foes that this same God is working on the psalmist’s behalf. Paul spoke to this issue as well when he wrote to the Romans:
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse (Romans 1:18-20).
Can you add God’s creative genius to your list of things that encourage you in times of trouble? Do you acknowledge and appreciate God’s creative prowess when you behold nature and its orderly structure? Do you take hope that the same God who created heaven and earth is on your side?