Today’s Scripture: The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. Psalm 14:1
Yesterday, we looked at the facts: “In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth.” (Genesis 1:1) “In the beginning was the Word, and the word was with God and the Word was God.” (John 1:1)Jesus is the Word, the Logos, meaning that He exemplifies the thoughts and expressions of God. We see in Hebrews 1:1, “God who in sundry times and in divers manners spake in times past unto the fathers by the prophets.” Even though God works in various time frames and different manners, we still come to the conclusion that there is a God.
The Bible does not spend time proving there is a God because He is a fact. I think there is something very wrong if you are not able to gaze at the sea, stare up at the heavens, or view a vast expanse of mountains and not be certain there is a God. If the created universe is not saying something to you about a Creator, there is something radically wrong with your thinking. Did your car take billions of years to appear and be mechanically functioning? Consider the complexity of your eye. Could that have exploded into a complex, fully functioning organ?
Let’s say your coworker declared, “I just woke up, and there was a Ford Focus that appeared in my driveway with keys in it. I think it came from an explosion at the junk yard. I got in, turned the key, and drove it to work.” We have terms for those types of people. You might say they are a couple of bananas short of a split or a few clowns short of a circus. The Bible refers to these people in Psalm 14. It says a fool has said in his heart there is no God. You are a fool if you don’t accept that fact!
In Hebrews, the author, who I believe is Paul, stated that God spoke in sundry times and in diverse manners. In Genesis, Moses by revelation of God, wrote “In the beginning God created.” The Apostle John said, “In the beginning was the Word.” There was never any debate about the existence of God or His Word then, so let’s not allow there to be any now!
Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder