Thursday, February 09, 2012

Whose Handiwork?

Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork.

Whose handiwork? Well... obviously God's handiwork. Correct of course. Specifically though? Look at the following verses from the same Psalm.

7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.

Ah, "the LORD" then is the answer. The LORD in all capital letters in the KJV is YHWH in the Hebrew [no vowels]. Pronounced "Yahweh" by most scholars though "Jehovah" is a popular pronunciation among some individuals. So the Psalm says the heavens [plural- a topic for another time] declare the glory of God, Jehovah because they show His handiwork. Would it surprise you to know this is referring to Jesus and that this is yet another proof that Jesus is Yahweh?

Compare the following verses describing Jesus as being the Creator [and thus it being His handiwork];

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us,(and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

Col. 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Though I have read Ps. 19 many times over the years this time it jumped out at me as yet another proof of Jesus' deity. The more I read the Blessed Book the more I am convinced of who Jesus is and why it is so important that people come to know Him. This was illustrated clearly to me when 2 cultists came by my house the other day and in the course of our conversation denied the deity of both the Lord Jesus Christ the blessed Holy Spirit. In fact they even denied the personhood of Holy Spirit.

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

II JOHN 7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

For the record- I did not let them in the house nor did I bid them God speed though I did try to be polite.

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