Revealed in Creation: Knowing God's Power and Nature

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 25 April 2024
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Rev. Dr. Dean Courtier
dean.courtier@estuaryelim.co.uk

Revealed in Creation: Knowing God's Power and Nature

Today, we explore the profound truth of God's revelation through creation, as declared in Romans 1:20. This verse illuminates the majesty and glory of God displayed in the natural world, inviting us to recognise His existence and character through His creation.

"For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see His invisible qualities - His eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God." (Romans 1:20, NLT)

Revelation of God's Eternal Power
The apostle Paul affirms that from the beginning of creation, humanity has been exposed to tangible evidence of God's existence and attributes. As we observe the intricacies of the earth and heavens, we encounter a testimony of God's eternal power.

The natural world bears witness to God's creative genius and sustaining power. The complexity of life, the vastness of the cosmos, and the intricate balance of ecological systems all reflect the handiwork of an omnipotent Creator.

"The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display His craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make Him known." (Psalm 19:1-2, NLT)

Revelation of God's Divine Nature
Paul further reveals that God's divine nature is discernible through His creation. In observing the order and beauty of the natural world, we gain insight into the moral and spiritual attributes of God.

The beauty, symmetry, and harmony in creation reflect the goodness and perfection of the Creator. As humanity interacts with nature, there is an inherent recognition of moral truths embedded within the fabric of existence.

"O Lord, what a variety of things you have made! In wisdom you have made them all. The earth is full of your creatures." (Psalm 104:24, NLT)

Confronting Ignorance and Embracing Truth
Paul concludes that humanity is without excuse in acknowledging God's existence and nature through creation. The revelation in nature demands a response - a humble recognition of the Creator and a pursuit of deeper intimacy with Him.

"Only fools say in their hearts, 'There is no God.' They are corrupt, and their actions are evil; not one of them does good!" (Psalm 14:1, NLT)

Application
As we reflect on God's revelation through creation, let us respond with awe and gratitude for His eternal power and divine nature. Embrace the truth of God's existence revealed in every aspect of creation. May we actively seek to know Him more deeply through His works and align our lives with His divine purposes.

Contemplate Creation: Take time to marvel at the natural world and discern God's attributes displayed in His handiwork.
Share the Truth: Communicate the reality of God's existence revealed in creation with others, inviting them to explore the truth.
Seek God's Presence: Pursue intimacy with God through prayer, Scripture, and reflection on His revelation in creation.

May these words inspire a deeper appreciation for God's revelation through creation and a renewed commitment to seek Him in every aspect of life.