Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Let us study to love and serve Him with all our heart

Calvin's Institutes
Book 1 - Knowledge of God the Creator
Chapter 14 - Even in Creation Scripture distinguishes the True God from false gods
Sections 20-22 - The spiritual lessons of Creation
Section 20 - Greatness and abundance of Creation
His creation is a theater of His glory.
He made it all delightful and good, by His Word and Spirit, out of nothing.
Genesis 1-2.

Section 21 - How should we view God's works?
With grateful and thoughtful remembrance of His power.
He fixed the stars in their place and sets the planets spinning.
There are zillions of examples we could go on and on about.

Section 22 - The contemplation of God's goodness in His creation will lead us to thankfulness and trust.
God made all things for us (Gen 1:28; 9:2), taking six days to do so (Gen 1:31) before we were even born.
He is a kind and providing Father; "we are indeed His children."

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