Ever wonder why we've failed to find life on any other planet, yet ours is designed to sustain us and meet our most basic everyday needs? It makes you wonder, doesn't it? Do you think it's just a coincidence? Not according to the Bible. In it God says He made the earth and created mankind upon it. Did you know that if the earth was 10 percent larger or 10 percent smaller, life as we know it wouldn't be possible? Or that we're just the right distance from the sun so we receive the right amount of heat and light? If we were any farther away we'd freeze, and if we were closer we wouldn't be able to survive. Consider for a moment the amazing tilt of the axis of the earth. None of the other planets are tilted like ours at 23 degrees. This angle allows the sun's rays to touch every part of the earth's surface over the course of a year, as the earth circles the sun. If there was no tilt to the axis, the poles would accumulate enormous masses of ice, and the center of the earth would become so hot we couldn't stand it. Like an excited parent designing a room for the arrival of their newborn child, God made this earth specifically for us. "For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else." (Isaiah 45:18). That's how much God cares for us.
"How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings." (Psalm 36:7)
In the midst of the most desolate wilderness or most perilous storm, every child of Abraham may rejoice that the Lord offers Himself as the surest of shelters. Circumstance, no matter how treacherous, is of no great concern for the believer for he has an eternal and unshakable refuge, lacking of no good thing. By the blood of Christ, all the believer's sins are washed away and he need tremble no more at the wrath of the Almighty due him for the fall.
Week #32 Schedule for reading the Bible
This schedule will take the Bible student through the Bible in one year. Just click on the text to read and get started today.
Sunday: (Law) Leviticus 22-24
Monday: (History) 2 Kings 21-25
Tuesday: (Psalms) Psalms 90-92
Wednesday: (Poetry) Proverbs 14-15
Thursday: (Prophecy) Ezekiel 43-48
Friday: (Gospels) John 1-2
Saturday: (Letters) 1 Thessalonians 4-5