Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Remember this song?
“Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name?”
ALL y’all! ALL!
Just what does that mean? Let us be clinical for a second; organs, tissues, etc. Let us be ‘psychological’ for a second brain, feelings, emotions…Can we stop here? Who are you? What are you? A shell for the spiritual essence that will exist on? In so many facets of what exists after our existence here ‘currently’ there are opposing views.
Do we have minds that can ‘reason’? Emotions we utilize to feel? There are so many creatures, why haven’t they evolved into higher beings than us?
The answer exists no other place than what I refer to frequently. We were made in His image. Yes, there are similarities but Man is different. Have we not evolved? The history of animals goes back millions of years. In the Scriptures , animals were created first, there is proof. Why are some extinct, we may ask? There is an old adage, practice makes perfect. Yet, when it came to man, creatures in creation did not matter. Why don’t I create Man in MY image, God said, and it was. But, it was not as simple as that. He made you and I into mirror images of Himself.
“And God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the Earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.’”
So God created man in HIS own image, in the image of God created He man; male and female created He them. After doing so, God blessed them, and God said unto Man, ‘Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the Earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the Earth.’ – Genesis 1:26-28
This in The Word is referred to time and time again.
To address ‘evolutionists’ at this juncture, I throw up my hands in an inability to understand why dinosaurs do not rule man, or any animal life that was created and existed before humankind.
In all that has been written (or in the case of an inability to write- drawn, sketched or painted) about in history, it comes to light that perhaps, we were created as we are. It is a long shot! I understand…
And we go on:
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; Who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; Who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s. The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed. So, praise HIM!!!
We at times hear the words to songs and do not understand the substance in the words. My challenge to you is to start listening to the words. There is power in words! Have The LORD open the eye of your understanding and be blessed. IJN