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Bible Pathway - July 30, 2012

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Read Ecclesiastes 9

Highlights:

Struggles of the righteous and the wicked; wisdom better than strength; observations of wisdom versus folly; the Creator to be remembered.

Remember now thy Creator (Eccl. 12:1).

The Christian accepts creation as the work of the Creator — just as it is written in the Book of Genesis. It is no mystery to the child of faith that a kernel of corn produces corn, that a monkey has always been a monkey, and that man was distinctly set apart as the special creation of God — created in His own image (Gen. 1:27). Yes, it is true that things do evolve. We can grow comfortable in different climates. Animals many times change their diets based on what is available. We and they evolved to survive. However, just as we have already mentioned, a dog was never a fish. An elephant was never a bug. And you I were never apes. We have been what we are since God created us and will remain so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind. . . . And God saw every thing that He had made, and, behold, it was very good (Gen. 1:25,31).

Volumes of speculative theories about the Creator have been printed by God-denying scientists in an effort to refute the clear, literal, and obvious fact that a Creator is in control of all things. The Word of God states: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth (1:1). There is so much proof for this Truth. The universe is full of scripted order. An obvious specific plan had to be in place for so many things to work in unison. If there was a plan, there had to be a planner. Anything that has an intelligent design must have had a designer. Who is this planner or designer? The Word of God is very clear on the subject. God . . . Hath . . . spoken . . . by His Son . . . by whom also He made the worlds (Heb. 1:1-2).

For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth (Col. 1:16).

God is the only explanation for man's existence. The creation of the universe and life itself have withstood every skeptic examination. Science has tried time and time again to refute the Bible. However, so many times science has found itself just catching up to God's Word. Many great scientific discoveries by brilliant men and women were made and given great accolades. However, on occasion, that discovery could have been found in God's Word.

All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made (John 1:3).

Thought for Today:

All the wisdom of man cannot improve upon what God has written in His Word.

Christ Revealed:

In the statement: For God shall bring every work into judgment (Eccl. 12:14). Jesus will judge all, for the Father (God) judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son (Jesus) (John 5:22).

Word Studies:

10:14 is full of words, talks as though he knows everything about which he knows nothing; 10:15 he knoweth not how to go to the city, he is ignorant concerning the most obvious matters; 12:11 goads, rods sharpened at the ends, used in driving oxen (Judg. 3:31; I Sam. 13:21); The words of the wise are as goads, The words of wisdom rouse into action to do right.

Prayer Needs:

Pray for Staff: Tifany Edwards • Government Official: Rep. Francisco R. Canseco (TX) • Country: New Zealand (4 million) two large islands southeast of Australia • Major languages: English and Maori • Religious freedom • 51% Protestant; 16% Roman Catholic; 3% cults • Prayer Suggestion: Pray not to be envious of others (Ps. 37:1).

Optional Reading: Hebrews 7

Memory Verse for the Week: Galatians 6:10

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