Attributes of God Seen in Creation
from the Book of Psalms
From a Sunday School Message by M. Vetter
God is clearly seen in Creation Ė we know this and the Psalmist knew it too.
The UNBELIEVER can LEARN about God from Creation.
For the BELIEVER Creation should REMIND us about Godís characteristics.
Romans 1:19-20 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
David and other psalmists were reminded about Godís character by observing His Creation. When they looked around they were reminded of His character everywhere.
36:5a Ė the heavens = mercy
36:5b Ė the clouds = faithfulness
36:6a Ė great mountains = righteousness
36:6b Ė deep (oceans) = judgments
36:6c-7 Ė care for man and beast = lovingkindness
The LORD is know by what He has made Ė One of His titles is ďThe One Who Made Heaven and Earth.Ē
121: 1-2 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
124:8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
146:6 (God) made heaven, earth, the sea and all that therein is
What the psalmist learned about God from His Creation:
GODíS OMNIPOTENCE, POWER, STRENGTH
GODíS OMNISCIENCE AND OMNIPRESENCE
GODíS FAITHFULNESS, LOVINGKINDNESS, RELIABILITY, COMPASSION
GODíS MERCY AND TRUTH
GODíS SOVEREIGNTY, OWNERSHIP Ė most often cited indirectly
GODíS ETERNITY AND TIMELESSNESS
GODíS RIGHTEOUSNESS, JUDGMENT