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.

Psalm 36:5-7

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 GLORY

19:1    

 

GODíS OMNIPOTENCE, POWER, STRENGTH

50:1

 

77:15-20  (89:9)

 

135:5-7

 

104:1-26

 

107:23-30

 

147:15-18

 

GODíS OMNISCIENCE AND OMNIPRESENCE

19:1-6 

 

139:1-18

 

147:4-5

 

GODíS FAITHFULNESS, LOVINGKINDNESS, RELIABILITY, COMPASSION

65:9-13   

 

89:1-8 

 

89:34-37 

 

107:31-43

 

121:1-2  (124:8)

 

147:6-9 

 

Luke 12:24

 

GODíS MERCY AND TRUTH

57:10-11         

 

136:1-9

 

GODíS SOVEREIGNTY, OWNERSHIP Ė most often cited indirectly

8:1-9

           

24:1-2 

 

33:6-9 

 

50:10-11  

 

74:16-17 

 

89:11-12a

 

95:1-9 

 

100:3-5 

 

102:18 

 

115:1-3, 16 

 

148:1-14 

 

GODíS ETERNITY AND TIMELESSNESS

72:5-8 

 

72:17-19

 

90:1-12  (93:2)

 

102:25-28 

 

GODíS UNIQUENESS

86:8-10  (89:6-9ff)

 

 

96:1-13

 

GODíS RIGHTEOUSNESS, JUDGMENT

33:1-6 

 

50:4-6 

 

96:11-13 

 

98:4-9 

 

97:1-6 

 

 

What have you learned about God from His Creation?

Psalm 150:6  Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD.  Praise the LORD!

 

 

 

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