God Sustaining Creation
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He is the reflection of God's glory and the exact likeness of his being, and he holds everything together by his powerful word. After he had provided a cleansing from sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Highest Majesty
Do you know the laws of the heavens? Can you regulate their authority over the earth? "Can you call out to the clouds, so that abundant water drenches you? Can you command the lightning, so that it goes forth and calls to you, "Look at us!'read more.
"Who sets wisdom within you, or imbues your mind with understanding? Who has the wisdom to be able to count the clouds, or to empty the water jars of heaven,
Bless the LORD, my soul; LORD, my God, you are very great. You are clothed in splendor and majesty; you are wrapped in light like a garment, stretching out the sky like a curtain. He lays the beams of his roof loft on the water above, making clouds his chariot, walking on the wings of the wind.read more.
He makes the winds his messengers, blazing fires his servants. He established the earth on its foundations, so that it never falters. You covered the primeval ocean like a garment; the water stood above the mountains. They flee at your rebuke; they rush away at the sound of your thunders. Mountains rise up and valleys sink to the place you have ordained for them. You have set a boundary they cannot cross; they will never again cover the earth. He causes springs to gush forth into rivers that flow between the mountains. They give water for animals of the field to drink; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. Birds of the sky live beside them and chirp a song among the foliage. He waters the mountains from his heavenly rooms; the earth is satisfied from the fruit of your work. He causes grass to sprout for the cattle and plants for people to cultivate, to produce food from the land, like wine that makes the heart of people happy, oil that makes the face glow, and food that sustains people. The loftiest trees are satisfied, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted, the birds build their nests there, and the heron builds its nest among the evergreen. The high mountains are for wild goats; the cliffs are a refuge for the rock badger. He made the moon to mark time; the sun knows its setting time. You bring darkness and it becomes night; when every beast of the forest prowls. Young lions roar for prey, seeking their food from God. When the sun rises, they gather and lie down in their dens. People go out to their work and labor until evening. How numerous are your works, LORD! You have made them all wisely; the earth is filled with your creations. There is the deep and wide sea, teeming with numberless creatures, living things small and great. There, the ships pass through; Leviathan, which you created, frolics in it. All of them look to you to provide them their food at the proper time. They receive what you give them; when you open your hand, they are filled with good things. When you withdraw your favor, they are disappointed; Take away their breath, and they die and return to dust. When you send your spirit, they are created, and you replenish the surface of the earth. May the glory of the LORD last forever; may the LORD rejoice in his works! He looks at the earth and it shakes; he touches the mountains and they smoke. I will sing to the LORD with my whole being; I will sing to my God continually! May my thoughts be pleasing to him; indeed, I will rejoice in the LORD! May sinners disappear from the land and the wicked live no longer. Bless the LORD, my soul! Hallelujah!
The LORD does whatever pleases him in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all its deep regions. He makes the clouds rise from the ends of the earth, fashioning lightning for the rain, bringing the wind from his storehouses.
You open your hand and keep on satisfying the desire of every living thing. The LORD is righteous in all of his ways and graciously loving in all of his activities.
"Two sparrows are sold for a penny, aren't they? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father's permission. Indeed, even the hairs on your head have all been counted!
He himself existed before anything else did, and he holds all things together.
For we live, move, and exist because of him, as some of your own poets have said: ""Since we are his children, too.'
"The spirit of God fashioned me; and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your justice is like the great depths of the sea. You deliver both people and animals, LORD.
yet for us there is only one God, the Father, from whom everything came into being and for whom we live. And there is only one Lord, Jesus the Messiah, through whom everything came into being and through whom we live.
"Never again, as long as the earth exists, will sowing and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night ever cease."
Now by that same word, the present heavens and earth have been reserved for fire and are being kept for the day when ungodly people will be judged and destroyed.