Sunday, January 8, 2023

Daily Devotion: Not By Accident

Bible Reading: Psalm 148 

Key Verse: Verse 5 – “Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.”

Key Words: for he commanded, and they were created

Some say that creation was the result of chance. Others say it was God.

Those who rely on chance have some big explaining to do. Here is one simple illustration of the improbability of man just “happening.”

Take ten pennies and mark them 1 to 10. Put them in your pocket and give them a good shake. Now try to draw them out of your pocket in order, from 1 to 10, returning each coin to your pocket after each try.

Your chance of drawing number 1 on the first try is 1 in 10. Your chance of drawing 1 and 2 in succession would be 1 in 100. On drawing 1, 2, and 3 in succession would be 1 in 1,000. Your chance of drawing 1, 2, 3, and 4 in succession would be 1 in 10,000, and so on.

Now listen to this. Your chance of drawing the pennies in perfect succession, 1 to 10, would be one chance in ten billion!

And yet there are some who say that all the complex and essential conditions for life on our earth as we know it could have occurred in the proper sequence just by “chance.”

Leslie Weatherhead said, “It demands more of credulity to imagine that the universe was all a huge accident than to believe in the operation of a mind. How very strange that a ball of matter accidentally happening, and accidentally moving round the sun, should accidentally and purposelessly produce a man who purposefully seeks truth and purposefully asks how such an accident could happen, thus exhibiting a more profound degree of intelligence than that which accidentally produced this amazing universe.”

I choose to believe “for he commanded, and they were created.”

What to do:
✞ If the God of the universe created the heavens, is He not worthy of our worship and our service? So dedicate yourself to worshiping and serving Him faithfully.

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