Friday, July 24, 2015

Fri.-Sabbath, 7/24-26/15 Devotion

Yippee—it is almost Sunday! Since church worship on the Lord's Day is our highest experience in this life, here is Thomas Watson, to help get us ready. This comes from his, "A Body of Divinity" book. . . .

"We know that there is a God by His works, and this is so evident a demon-stration of a Godhead, that the most atheistical spirits, when they have con-sidered these works, have been forced to acknowledge some wise and su-preme Maker of these things.

"We will begin with the creation of the glorious fabric of heaven and earth. Sure there must be some Architect or First Cause. The world could not make itself. Who could hang the earth on nothing but the great God? Who could provide such rich furniture for the heavens, the glorious constellations, the firmament bespangled with such glittering lights? We see God's glory blazing in the sun, twinkling in the stars. Who could give the earth its clothing, cover it with grass and corn, adorn it with flowers, enrich it with gold? God only, (Job 38:4). Who but God could make the sweet music in the heavens, cause the angels to join in concert, and sound forth the praises of their Maker? Job 38:7: 'The morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy.’

"If a man should go into a far country, and see stately edifices there, he would never imagine that these built themselves, but that some greater power had built them. To imagine that the work of the creation was not framed by God, is as if we should conceive a curious landscape to be drawn by a pencil without the hand of an artist. Acts 17:24: 'God . . . made the world, and all things therein.' To create is proper to the Deity."