Book: Proverbs 3
“By wisdom the Lord founded the earth; by understanding he created the heavens. By his knowledge the deep fountains of the earth burst forth, and the dew settles beneath the night sky.”
This earth that we have been placed on is made up of many very complex systems and networks that rely on each other to function properly. When I start thinking about this, my mind quickly gets overloaded as it cannot comprehend all the details of it.
This proverb mentions one of those systems and that is the water cycle. We learn about this in school, how water evaporates from bodies of water forming clouds, then the wind currents move the clouds onto land, where the clouds let go of the moisture in the form of precipitation that waters the land. The remaining water flows into rivers, which fish and other creatures live in and then flows back down to the ocean. Now that is a very simple overview of the water cycle but there is much more detail that could be studied. Consider even how the dew is formed on plants and how it provides water for even the ladybugs. To top it all off, you’ll remember that God created it all out of nothing!
God’s wisdom, knowledge and understanding is greater than what we can imagine or capture. Even if every person on this earth could be put into one central computer all of their wisdom, knowledge and understanding still would not compare to God’s. At best it would be only the things God Himself has revealed to us.
God’s creation is based on His wisdom, His knowledge and His understanding. All of it is perfect and this is why He could say when He looked over all He had made, “It is very good.” God doesn’t make mistakes or even leave things incomplete.
How does this proverb relate to us in our daily living other than move us to worship Him? We can have full confidence in Him that what He reveals to us as truth is flawless and perfect. His wisdom for us is exactly what we need. His knowledge is limitless and He understands everything completely. We can rely fully on Him to provide all that we need through both good times and hard times. Following Him, talking with Him, reading His Word and allowing Him to speak into every situation will lead us along the very best pathway for us. He wants to be able to say of our lives, “It is very good.”