I read this in the Bible with my kids yesterday and kept stopping to point out how much scientific thinking there was. So, I decided to share it with you…

Psalm 111

1 Praise the Lord!
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,
    in the company of the upright, in the congregation.

2 Great are the works of the Lord,
    studied by all who delight in them.

This verse could be the theme for all creation scientists. We delight to study the LORD’s great works!

Scientists looking in microscopes Flickr

Full of splendor and majesty is his work,
    and his righteousness endures forever.

He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered;
    the Lord is gracious and merciful.

This idea is super exciting. God made sure to leave marks showing his wonderous works.

Here’s an example: It’s easy to see there was once a mighty flood all over the earth because we can see the fossils and erosion. We can see there was lots more than just water going on with the signs of mega volcanoes and of the continents moving and folding. There is no doubt the “world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished” 2 Peter 3:6.

He provides food for those who fear him;
    he remembers his covenant forever.
He has shown his people the power of his works,
    in giving them the inheritance of the nations.

The works of his hands are faithful and just;
    all his precepts are trustworthy;
they are established forever and ever,
    to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.

Ever heard how modern science got started? It began to develop as people realized the truth of these verses. God set up the world (and  whole universe) to obey certain laws. If we paid careful attention and studied hard to figure out what those laws were, we could understand them and use them to learn things about the natural world.

We could trust that experiments done today will still work out the same way tomorrow and in 100 years (if the circumstances are the same). We could trust that experiments others had done carefully could be trusted and we could go on to find out more things relying on their work. Every scientist doesn’t have to start from scratch finding out how things behave today.

He sent redemption to his people;
    he has commanded his covenant forever.
    Holy and awesome is his name!

10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
    all those who practice it have a good understanding.
    His praise endures forever! ESV


Categories: Science in the Bible

Cheri Fields

I'm a homeschooling blogger and book writer. The gift God has given me for His kingdom is to understand complex stuff (mostly) and share it with others using everyday words. It is a joy to share God's wonders with all kinds of people and especially the next generation!




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    Thanks, Slim Jim, be sure to share it with that boy of yours. 😀

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