Scientists can never make upÂ their minds as to the age of theÂ universe in which this old world floats.Â Periodically new things are discoveredÂ which alter their former calculations.Â Many years ago, I tossed aside manâ€™sÂ manifold theories and rested onÂ the Word of God which says, â€œIn theÂ beginning God created the Heaven and theÂ Earthâ€ (Genesis 1:1).
As to when creation took place IÂ am not prepared to say, but God said,Â â€œWhen I laid the foundations of the earth â€¦Â the morning stars sang together, and all theÂ sons of God shouted for joyâ€ (Job 38:4, 7).Â There was much rejoicing in HeavenÂ when God, the Creator, breathed thisÂ vast universe into existence.
Then came the day, when out of allÂ the celestial bodies, God chose EarthÂ to be the stage upon which He wouldÂ carry out His act of redemption, andÂ display the exceeding riches of HisÂ grace. It all commenced when HeÂ created man and placed him in theÂ Garden of Eden.
Unlike animals, man was createdÂ in the image of God (Genesis 1:27).Â Man was created without evil, and wasÂ invested with moral powers by whichÂ he could enter into Godâ€™s thoughts,Â understand His counsels, and holdÂ communion with Him. In spite of this Â elevated position, man sinned andÂ by the time Noah came on the sceneÂ some 1,500 years later, â€œGod saw thatÂ the wickedness of man was great in theÂ earth â€¦ and it grieved Him at His heartâ€Â (Genesis 6:5, 6). The joy of creationÂ was exchanged for a grieved heart, allÂ because of manâ€™s sin and rejection ofÂ God.
Humanities â€˜progressâ€™ involvesÂ moving farther away from God,Â rather than coming back to Him.Â Consequently, God laments, â€œThe Â heart is deceitful above all things, andÂ desperately wickedâ€ (Jeremiah 17:9).Â Man is totally corrupt in the eyes of hisÂ Creator and unable to better himselfÂ in order to gain entrance into Heaven.Â However, in spite of manâ€™s depravedÂ condition we see Godâ€™s great heart ofÂ love displayed â€œtoward us, in that, whileÂ we were yet sinners, Christ died for usâ€Â (Romans 5:8).
In order to provide salvation forÂ us, the Lord Jesus shed His blood toÂ cleanse us from our sins. It is with aÂ grieved heart that God views your sin,Â but it is with a loving heart that HeÂ bids you to come to Him for salvation.Â May the Lord help you to trust HimÂ today with your whole heart.
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