The better you know God’s world the better you will know God’s Word!

We live in a wonderful world full of so many things! It is a real world with touch, taste, sound, smell, space, time, and all kinds of other stuff. Perhaps you have wondered what relationship there is between getting a good education or knowing about the world and knowing God better. Can learning Math, and Science, and Biology, and all of that stuff you are learning, help you know God better? Are they of any use to the Christian? Yes they are! The Bible says, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” (Ps 19:1) And “Whether you eat or drink, or do anything else, do all to the glory of God” (1 Cor 10:31) And so you can learn about God’s world to the glory of God. But let’s be specific. How can learning all about the creation and the things in it glorify God? I want to focus on one particular way that that can happen, and that is this:

The better you know God’s WORLD, the better you will know God’s WORD, and therefore the better you will know God because God uses his WORLD in his WORD to reveal himself.

  1. The Earth is full of the glory of God

  1. God desires for you see and know his glory through the world

  1. God uses analogies of things in his world to talk about himself – you must know them well to understand his revelation.

  1. Go and know the world yourself and teach your children about the world

The better you know God’s world the better you will know God’s Word! Learn about his world, go see it, touch it, taste it, smell it, read about it. Teach it to your children. Know God’s world to his glory and you will be better able to know his word to his glory.