God Sustaining Creation
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The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact expression of His nature, sustaining all things by His powerful word. After making purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.
Do you know the laws of heaven?
Can you impose its authority on earth? Can you command the clouds
so that a flood of water covers you? Can you send out lightning bolts, and they go?
Do they report to you: “Here we are”?read more.
Who put wisdom in the heart
or gave the mind understanding? Who has the wisdom to number the clouds?
Or who can tilt the water jars of heaven
My soul, praise Yahweh!
Lord my God, You are very great;
You are clothed with majesty and splendor. He wraps Himself in light as if it were a robe,
spreading out the sky like a canopy, laying the beams of His palace
on the waters above,
making the clouds His chariot,
walking on the wings of the wind,read more.
and making the winds His messengers,
flames of fire His servants. He established the earth on its foundations;
it will never be shaken. You covered it with the deep
as if it were a garment;
the waters stood above the mountains. At Your rebuke the waters fled;
at the sound of Your thunder they hurried away— mountains rose and valleys sank—
to the place You established for them. You set a boundary they cannot cross;
they will never cover the earth again. He causes the springs to gush into the valleys;
they flow between the mountains. They supply water for every wild beast;
the wild donkeys quench their thirst. The birds of the sky live beside the springs;
they sing among the foliage. He waters the mountains from His palace;
the earth is satisfied by the fruit of Your labor. He causes grass to grow for the livestock
and provides crops for man to cultivate,
producing food from the earth, wine that makes man’s heart glad—
making his face shine with oil—
and bread that sustains man’s heart. The trees of the Lord flourish,
the cedars of Lebanon that He planted. There the birds make their nests;
the stork makes its home in the pine trees. The high mountains are for the wild goats;
the cliffs are a refuge for hyraxes. He made the moon to mark the festivals;
the sun knows when to set. You bring darkness, and it becomes night,
when all the forest animals stir. The young lions roar for their prey
and seek their food from God. The sun rises; they go back
and lie down in their dens. Man goes out to his work
and to his labor until evening. How countless are Your works, Lord!
In wisdom You have made them all;
the earth is full of Your creatures. Here is the sea, vast and wide,
teeming with creatures beyond number—
living things both large and small. There the ships move about,
and Leviathan, which You formed to play there. All of them wait for You
to give them their food at the right time. When You give it to them,
they gather it;
when You open Your hand,
they are satisfied with good things. When You hide Your face,
they are terrified;
when You take away their breath,
they die and return to the dust. When You send Your breath,
they are created,
and You renew the face of the earth. May the glory of the Lord endure forever;
may the Lord rejoice in His works. He looks at the earth, and it trembles;
He touches the mountains,
and they pour out smoke. I will sing to the Lord all my life;
I will sing praise to my God while I live. May my meditation be pleasing to Him;
I will rejoice in the Lord. May sinners vanish from the earth
and wicked people be no more.
My soul, praise Yahweh!
Yahweh does whatever He pleases
in heaven and on earth,
in the seas and all the depths. He causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth.
He makes lightning for the rain
and brings the wind from His storehouses.
You open Your hand
and satisfy the desire of every living thing. The Lord is righteous in all His ways
and gracious in all His acts.
Aren’t two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s consent. But even the hairs of your head have all been counted.
He is before all things,
and by Him all things hold together.
For in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’
The Spirit of God has made me,
and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
yet for us there is one God, the Father.
All things are from Him,
and we exist for Him.
And there is one Lord, Jesus Christ.
All things are through Him,
and we exist through Him.
As long as the earth endures,
seedtime and harvest, cold and heat,
summer and winter, and day and night
will not cease.”
But by the same word, the present heavens and earth are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.