Daily Devotional, Year 3 – February 14 (Nature’s Witnesses, Part 4: “The Poetry of Nature”)

By admin On April 6th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – February 14

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Nature’s Witnesses, Part 4: “The Poetry of Nature”

To read Part 1, click here…Today’s Devotional – January 25th (Nature’s Four Witnesses)

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“For the invisible things of Him

from the creation of the world are clearly seen,

being understood by the things that are made,

even His eternal power and Godhead;

so that they are without excuse:”

Romans 1:20

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BEAUTY, POETRY, WISDOM & LAWS

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ALL TESTIFY OF OUR CREATOR!

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Instead of arguing about the technical issues in the debate between Evolution and Creation,

there are five powerful witnesses which testify of a divine Creator.

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And so, in Part 1, it was put forth that in all of nature, there are four witnesses, who all testify in behalf of the Creator! Beauty, Poetry, Wisdom, and Laws, all stand up and speak so eloquently in defense of nature’s God! And it would seem, that any doubter or skeptic, who would open his or her mind to carefully consider the testimony of these four very persuasive witnesses, would eventually come to the same conclusion: there has to be a Creator, who is filled with these same qualities:

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God, the Creator of nature’s beauty.

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God, the Creator of nature’s poetry.

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God, the Creator of nature’s wisdom.

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God, the Creator of nature’s law & order.

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Jesus www.thebiblerevival.org public domain

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5TH WITNESS: LOVE!

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But since the writing of that first devotional (click here), yet another witness found in nature has risen up in defense of the Creator: a powerful witness that defies and even decimates the supposed logic of the so-called Theory of Evolution!

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And so, in Part 2, we saw that there are not four, but five witnesses found in nature, which all testify of God’s Creation!

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And just what is that 5th witness?

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LOVE!

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Yes, love is the 5th witness found throughout nature!

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Jesus with little children – www.lavistachurchofchrist.org – Creative Commons Attribution – Non-commercial use

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THE POETRY OF NATURE!

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Now, in yesterday’s devotional, the law & Order of the universe was touched upon. But today, another witness found in nature will also be focused on: The Poetry of Nature.

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Yes, all of nature has been designed to be poetic. In other words, all of nature contains various metaphors, which teach us lessons concerning life…

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South American Butterfly – Wikipedia – Share-Alike License

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“10,000 INSTRUCTORS IN CHRIST”

1st Corinthians 4:15

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Listen…“But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee: Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee. Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this? In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.” Job 12:7-10

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This above passage from Job reveals that the earth and all its inhabitants are to be our teachers.

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Octopus – Vulgaris – Wikimedia – Share-Alike License

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“GO TO THE ANT…AND BE WISE”

Proverbs 6:6

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For instance, the little ant can easily be used to convey the concept of industriousness and relentlessness.

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Worker ant carrying leaf – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“A SPIDER’S WEB”

Job 8:14

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Or the spider is the perfect metaphor for the various traps which are found in the world.

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For instance, the little bug getting caught in a spider’s web might apply to those who become slaves to drugs or alcohol, or a thousand other soul-enslaving habits in the world.

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Spider – Garden orb weaver – Wikipedia – Share-Alike License

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“AND HE SPAKE…UNTO THEM IN PARABLES”

Matthew 13:3

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Well, the world is filled with poetry and literature which uses the various metaphors found in nature, in attempt to produce a clever and artistic way of presenting a truism about life.

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Of course, there is no other literature that uses metaphors more than does the Bible! The Bible is literally teeming with metaphors!

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From trees, to mountains, to clouds, to animals, to ships, to waves, to rivers, to people, to kings, to flowers, to grass, to rocks, and to a thousand other earthly objects, both animate and inanimate, the Bible uses all these to paint countless portraits of heavenly truths.

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Even the very Cross of Christ became a visual tableau of the love and mercy of God!

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Brooklyn Museum – What Our Lord Saw from the Cross – James Tissot

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“THE HEAVENS DECLARE THE GLORY OF GOD”

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Yes, God is a lover of poetry! And all of Creation is filled with the wisdom of Heaven, veiled within every object of nature.

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From the tiniest atomic particle, to the greatest galaxy, the love and goodness of God is written upon every aspect of nature!

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Starry Night at La Silla – Wikimedia – Share-Alike license

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“CONSIDER THE LILIES OF THE FIELD!”

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Now when Jesus came to this earth, He began to speak in metaphoric terms.

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And one of the ways He connected with the common people was to present to them parables, little stories which painted little pictures of giant concepts.

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For instance, Jesus said…“Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these! Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall He not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?” Matthew 6:28-30

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It is such little poetic statements like this one about lilies and grass, that Christ was able to redirect the minds of humans to behold the things of earth in the light of Heavenly truths!

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Lilies – Sunrise at Camas Prairie Centennial Park – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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NATURE’S WITNESSES

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Well, this is just one more witness of the true origin of the universe.

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Yes, the poetic, metaphoric nature of this universe is a great testimony that life is not some cosmic accident, but rather the Creation of an all-wise and all-wonderful Creator!

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Jesus – www.thebiblerevival.org

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CREATION MOMENTS

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Now, if the reader would like to learn more about the Laws of nature, please bookmark this following daily 2 minute broadcast called, “Creation Moments” in which a different aspect of nature is highlighted each weekday….click here…. “CREATION MOMENTS”

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Poppy Field in Argenteuil, oil painting by Claude Monet wikimedia public domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me the joy of knowing more about the wonders of nature. Help me to see, not only the beauty and poetry of nature, and the wisdom of nature, but also the many pictures of Love: God’s love in nature…

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Beagle and sleeping kitty – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…“MARCH 19 (Babylon = Baby-Land! Part 5: Living By The Law!)”, or you may also read…NOVEMBER 20 (When My Body Becomes My Torture Chamber, Part 2: The Garden of Eden Remedy)

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THE END

Soldiers of the Cross - Armor-Up!.

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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HEAVENLY OBJECT LESSON

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“Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.” Isaiah 24:23

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When God created the Moon and the stars, He ordained them to “rule the night” (Gen. 1:16). The Moon, especially when it is full, can light your pathway through the night, as it reflects the light of the Sun.

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So too, the Christian is to be a light to the world: to this sin-darkened world. But as the Moon must reflect the light of the Sun, in order to be a light to the world, so also must the Christian reflect the light of Jesus, to be a spiritual light to this planet in rebellion. Listen…

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“Ye are the light of the world…Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16

.This is a drawing of a winter-time total lunar eclipse, first published in Bilder- (Picture Atlas of the Stemenwelt) in 1888

However, during an eclipse, the Earth passes directly between the Sun and the Moon, preventing that sunlight from shining on the Moon’s face. This is an incredible object-lesson about when the child of God allows the world to come between him and his Lord. Like the eclipse, that person no longer reflects the light of Jesus, because his or her love of this dark world of sin has eclipsed the light from the “Sun of Righteousness” (see Malachi 4:2).

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And so, this is just one of the many poetic truths seen in the Moon. (For more on this subject of an eclipse, you may link to the article… “Lunar Eclipse & Spiritual Eclipse”)

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Dutch Painting: Um_moinho_dominando_a_baía_à_luz_lunar wikimedia US public domain

This is a drawing of a winter-time total lunar eclipse, first published in Bilder- (Picture Atlas of the Stemenwelt) in 1888

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 1st Face: The Night Watchman”

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TOMORROW:

Daily Devotional, Year 3 – February 15 (The False Prophet, Part 12: “Is The Kingdom of God Within You?”)

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