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The Design and Purposes of God 15 августа, 2009

Posted by Alyosha Kolodiy in Today's Devotional.
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writen By Katrinka Bootsman

«In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth» (Gen. 1:1) That was how it all started and everything was in order, everything was good. Then God created man and woman and put them into his creation. They were given the work of taking care of the Garden of Eden. But they did not fulfill their purpose as God intended. They introduced disorder into a world of order. Sin and death came about as a result of their failure of purpose.

But even though the world is no longer in perfect order, as we look at our world around us we can see God. We can still see the result of His beauty and purpose in the order we still find there in nature. Simple things often go unseen. This morning as I looked out of my window I saw a tree. The majesty of this evergreen tree loomed above me. This tree is just a baby now. They tell me it will grow up to be 35 meters tall ! What an amazing thing that people can actually expect such uniformity in nature! Why is it that one tree in the forest towers above the others to such a majestic height and another tree in the same forest only grows to the height of 10 meters? They have been given that uniformity by the Creator.


The Lord our God has programmed nature. With His matchless design, He has caused all things to fulfill the expectations He gave them. A bee always makes honey, and never milk. A cow always makes white milk and never gives honey. Skunks always have an awful smell, and the rose always give off a sweet fragrance. The order of our world is strong evidence that there is a Creator, that there is Someone who cares for it.


You and I also have our purpose in this world. Unlike the tree in the forest, we have been given a free will, a choice in life. What will we decide? As Adam and Eve, will we disrupt this world by choosing the wrong way to live? Or will we fulfill our destiny and become a blessing in this world according to His will? What IS our purpose for being in this world? The answer is given in Ecclesiastes 12:13-14,


«Here is the conclusion of the matter:

Fear God and keep his commandments,

For this is the whole duty of man.

For God will bring every deed into judgment,

Including every hidden thing,

Whether it is good or evil.»