Sources of Wonder

Everyday with God

Sources of Wonder
'People who fear God can use their knowledge both to glorify God and to enjoy him.

One day I was waiting in the examining room of an ear, nose, and throat doctor. On the wall opposite my chair was a drawing of a greatly enlarged cross section of the human ear. As I looked at the tiny bones commonly called the hammer, anvil, and stirrup, I marveled at the perfection of the human ear and the ingenuity of God in designing it. I enjoyed a few moments of worship while waiting there and transformed a routine doctor's appointment into a delightful time of fellowship with God. I know very little about the ear, but I can thoroughly enjoy the knowledge I have because it is built on the foundation of fearing the one who created it.
 
My experience should be true of the believer in every field of knowledge. The student of history can enjoy the subject much more if he or she believes that history is not merely a "tale told by an idiot", but rather the outworking of God's sovereign plan and purpose for the world. The Christian astronomer should worship as he observes through his telescope the vast handiwork of God in the heavens. The godly farmer growing crops rejoices in the awareness that his agricultural skill comes ultimately from God, because he reads in the Bible that God instructs him and teaches him in the way of planting and harvesting. Any sphere of knowledge you're engaged in, every aspect of your work day world, should be a source of wonder and worship to you as a believer and should be used as a means of glorifying God. And it will be if you enjoy the fear of God.
 
The person who knows God and fears him possesses something more valuable than all the combined knowledge of philosophy and science put together the scientist and the philosopher may discover ways to improve this life. The Christian has found the way to eternal life. That Christians knowledge is more valuable than any other kind of knowledge was attested by Jesus when he said, "what good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?"'*
 
I praise you for your wisdom, Lord God. Your understanding has no limit. Your greatness no one can fathom. You perform great things beyond my understanding. I praise and thank you, Lord Jesus, for giving me eternal life by your death. Thank you for the riches of your grace in Christ Jesus that you lavished upon me.
 
May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in his works. Psalm 104:31
 
To the only wise God, be glory forever through Jesus Christ! Amen. Romans 16:27
 
 
*I Give You Glory, O God by Jerry Bridges.
In I Give You Glory, O God, Bridges offers you the best reasons and the best words for bringing honor to your awesome, incomparable God.
In his third powerful volume of the Private Worship Trilogy, this beloved author gives you the encouragement, motivation, and specific guidance you seek for your private, individual worship of God. As a result, you can better see and understand what it really means to glorify God. To fear God. To live as his child. To follow his wisdom day by day. And you can begin to experience the blessings God promises as you truly live for him.
 
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Linda Miller | Ministry Development 

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