GOD’S WORD FOR AUGUST 28
GOD’S WORD FOR AUGUST 28 ~ ~ Psalm 90:17~ ~ “And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.”
“Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name;
Worship the Lord in the beauty and majesty of His holiness [as the creator and source of holiness]”.
Biologists have discovered that male three-spined sticklebacks decorate their nests to attract females. What’s more, the females appear to like a well-decorated nest.
Male sticklebacks build their nests and then wait for a female to stop by and lay eggs. Typically, their nests are built of algae. It has long been thought that fish, including sticklebacks, build their nests in such a way as to be hidden from predators. But researchers in Norway noticed that some sticklebacks placed red algae around the door to their nests. Some used red algae that had died and turned orange. This observation caused the scientists to wonder if the fish were actually decorating their nests and whether this attracted females. So they cut some small foil strips and put them into their research aquarium. They offered the fish five different colors of foil. They also offered the fish some sequins. The fish quickly collected foil strips, especially red ones, for their nests but showed no interest in the sequins. Follow-up research showed that females preferred the most brightly decorated nests.
Our Almighty Creator God has made many beautiful sights in all of creation. He has also given some of His creatures an appreciation for beauty. The many astounding colors of birds, plants, fish, reptiles, sunsets and sunrises, nebula in space, and many other creations, show that He wants us to enjoy the things He has created. He has put that appreciation into us, to appreciate the glory that comes through from Him.
It is ridiculous to think that these things would develop in creatures through evolution, when there is no functional, life-sustaining reason for them to be beautiful. But, the goal of evolutionary teaching is not to educate for truth, but to be a link in the chain to bring down humanity’s faith in the Living God, the Creator and Savior. Evolution’s teachings are orchestrated by the father of liars. Creation is by the All-Knowing and Almighty God of the universe.
Do you know Him as your personal Savior, having repented of your sins, , knowing salvation is ONLY in Him and not your works? If you do, you will live with Him forever, and enjoy everything He has created, and so much more.
If you don’t, you will die in your sins and spend eternity in the lake of fire. Painful words to hear, but better to hear them now than after it’s too late. They could not be farther apart in experience, yet, one decision will decide your “forever.”
Psalm 27:4 (AMP)~ ~ “One thing I have asked of the Lord, and that I will seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, To gaze upon the beauty [the delightful loveliness and majestic grandeur] of the Lord And to meditate in His temple.”