Orderliness In Creation
Most Relevant Verses
I made the earth and created man upon it. I, with My hands, stretched out the heavens, and I commanded all their host.
And God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good (suitable, pleasant) and He approved it completely. And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth day.
He it is Who spreads out the northern skies over emptiness and hangs the earth upon or over nothing. He holds the waters bound in His clouds [which otherwise would spill on earth all at once], and the cloud is not rent under them. He covers the face of His throne and spreads over it His cloud.read more.
He has placed an enclosing limit [the horizon] upon the waters at the boundary between light and darkness.
Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Declare to Me, if you have and know understanding. Who determined the measures of the earth, if you know? Or who stretched the measuring line upon it? Upon what were the foundations of it fastened, or who laid its cornerstone,read more.
When the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy? Or who shut up the sea with doors when it broke forth and issued out of the womb? -- " When I made the clouds the garment of it, and thick darkness a swaddling band for it, And marked for it My appointed boundary and set bars and doors, And said, Thus far shall you come and no farther; and here shall your proud waves be stayed?
When I view and consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained and established,
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows and proclaims His handiwork.
You laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be moved forever. You covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains. At Your rebuke they fled; at the voice of Your thunder they hastened away.read more.
The mountains rose, the valleys sank down to the place which You appointed for them. You have set a boundary [for the waters] which they may not pass over, that they turn not again to deluge the earth.
Lift up your eyes on high and see! Who has created these? He Who brings out their host by number and calls them all by name; through the greatness of His might and because He is strong in power, not one is missing or lacks anything.
And He made from one [common origin, one source, one blood] all nations of men to settle on the face of the earth, having definitely determined [their] allotted periods of time and the fixed boundaries of their habitation (their settlements, lands, and abodes),
While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
You visit the earth and saturate it with water; You greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; You provide them with grain when You have so prepared the earth.
He causes vegetation to grow for the cattle, and all that the earth produces for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth food out of the earth -- " And wine that gladdens the heart of man, to make his face shine more than oil, and bread to support, refresh, and strengthen man's heart. The trees of the Lord are watered abundantly and are filled with sap, the cedars of Lebanon which He has planted,read more.
Where the birds make their nests; as for the stork, the fir trees are her house. The high mountains are for the wild goats; the rocks are a refuge for the conies and badgers. [The Lord] appointed the moon for the seasons; the sun knows [the exact time of] its setting. You [O Lord] make darkness and it becomes night, in which creeps forth every wild beast of the forest. The young lions roar after their prey and seek their food from God. When the sun arises, they withdraw themselves and lie down in their dens. Man goes forth to his work and remains at his task until evening. O Lord, how many and varied are Your works! In wisdom have You made them all; the earth is full of Your riches and Your creatures. Yonder is the sea, great and wide, in which are swarms of innumerable creeping things, creatures both small and great. There go the ships of the sea, and Leviathan (the sea monster), which You have formed to sport in it. These all wait and are dependent upon You, that You may give them their food in due season.
Yet He did not neglect to leave some witness of Himself, for He did you good and [showed you] kindness and gave you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with nourishment and happiness.