Daily Bible Podcast Day 286 – Nehemiah 9-10, Acts 2

August 13, 2013 in Podcasts by Nathan

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Scripture:
“‘…Blessed be your glorious name, and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise. You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.'” ~Nehemiah 9:5-6

Observation:
The Israelites, who have been in captivity for awhile, have just finished repairing the walls of Jerusalem and are taking a moment to turn back to God as a nation in a big ceremony. At the time, they really didn’t have any idea of the extent of the “heavens” and the “starry host”; what we would call the universe. We know the universe to be much vaster and more amazing than the Israelites of that time could possibly have imagined. We’ve also been to the bottom of the sea and charted every continent, so we understand the immensity of God’s creation even better than they. Do we praise Him for it as vigorously as they did?

Application:
When I worship God, am I mindful that He has created every speck of an unimaginably vast universe? Am I as much in awe of His creation as the scale and enormity of the whole thing demands? Am I “fearful” of the incredibly genius and power that He must possess in order to set such a universe in motion, with all it’s incredibly complex mathematics and mysterious mechanics?

Prayer:
Father, You are so far beyond my ability to even begin to imagine. Your power, genius, wisdom, and glory are truly limitless. Nothing is impossible for You. Help me to remember the genius and power that I am worshiping, so that I might never even slightly take for granted who You are and what You are capable of.

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