“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” – 2 Timothy 3:16
Have you ever thought about the number of grains of sand on Earth? Go to any single beach and try to count the grains of sand. This is impossible, but it’s even more impossible to think we could count every grain of sand on Earth. Many think that we can only know certain things about the world because of new technological and scientific advancements that make such knowledge attainable.
But what did Jeremiah say? In Jeremiah 33:22, Jeremiah said, “The host of heaven cannot be numbered…” You can’t count the stars. How did Jeremiah know that? How did Job know Earth is floating in space? (See Job 26:7.) How did Isaiah know Earth is round? (See Isaiah 40:22) God made all of that. God knows all of that. These men didn’t have modern astronomy, but they knew the God who created all things.
- What are some things about the Earth and creation that the Bible explains differently than many people do?
- How can we balance trusting in the Bible fully while also being open to scientific knowledge that God has enabled people to attain?
Visit a beach if possible or look up a picture of the beach on the Internet. Reflect on the detail with which God has created His world and the fact that He has complete control over everything.