Read the word.
Teach the word.
Preach the word.
- 1 Timothy 4:13
“Thus says the Lord, who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him…”
When you think it through and break it down, the Lord has quite an astounding résumé.
“…who stretches out the heavens…”
Current estimates say that the universe is expanding at a rate of 2.6 million miles per hour for every 3.26 million light-years of distance. It’s estimated that there are over 2 trillion galaxies in our expanding universe. It’s also estimated that each galaxy has over 200 billion stars. God knows each of those stars by name—and yet, if you were to obtain an accurate total amount of the stars in our universe, God’s word says that He has thought about you more than number.
“…lays the foundation of the earth…”
Planet Earth is spinning at 1,000 miles per hour while orbiting the sun at 66,000 miles per hour while traveling in our galaxy at 2.6 million miles per hour in our ever-expanding universe. And yet, all of the conditions necessary to sustain life exist on earth. Change our distance from the sun, and we would freeze or burn. Change the tilt or rotation of the earth even a smidgen, and we would not be able to exist. Alter the composition of the atmosphere, the oceans, the crust—and life could not exist as we know it. The Lord has carefully & thoroughly laid the foundation of the earth.
“…formed the spirit of man within him…”
You are fearfully and wonderfully made by God. His word is clear—He loves you and wants to be with you! All of this—the heavens, the earth, the spirit in a man that can bear witness with God’s Spirit is to tell you that He is real and that He loves you. Even when He tells you in advance of an evil and awful gathering in the shadow of Mount Megiddo, it’s all to tell you that He is real and that He is in charge, and that He loves you and wants to be with you forever.
As you read the word of the Lord, remember Who is speaking and Who is in control of everything.
From Pastor Dom...
When I first gave my life to Jesus, there were friends in my life who helped me to grow in my understanding of God, through His word, and for those friends