Psalm 92 tells us “It is good … to declare your steadfast love in the morning” (verses 1,2). It is important to begin each day with taking a little time to focus our thoughts on God, to declare to Him in prayer our “steadfast love”. “For you O LORD, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy” (verse 4).
The wonders of creation are all around us, it is so easy to take them for granted. It is the great foolishness of human thinking to imagine that everything sort of “created” itself. God’s handiwork surrounds us on every side. Men have discovered so much about the wonders of nature, yet so few acknowledge and are in awe of the creative “mind” that brought it all into being.
The Psalmist says, “It should make us “glad” and “sing for joy. How great are your works O LORD! Your thoughts are very deep” (verses 4,5). That last statement seems inadequate. Can we begin to imagine the thoughts of God! No – we cannot. Through Isaiah God said, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts” (55:8,9).
Psalm 40 says, “You have multiplied, O LORD my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you! I will proclaim and tell of them, yet they are more than can be told” (verse 5). In Psalm 94 we read the contrast, “the Lord knows the thoughts of man, that they are but a breath” (verse 11). But having said that the Psalm is positive and we read on, “Blessed is the man whom you discipline O LORD, and whom you teach out of your Law” (verse 12).
So we learn in the Psalms that God’s eyes and thoughts are toward those who fear and love Him. Exodus tells us how close to God Moses became, of how he was able to speak to God “face to face, as a man speaks to a friend” (33:11). This does not mean physically face to face, but rather, mind to mind: the limit to physical contact is described in verse 20 when God said, “you cannot see my face, for man shall not see me and live”. How wonderfully precious the Bible should be to us. How they longed to read it hundreds of years ago when copies were precious because they all had to be hand written. Today the situation is the opposite, how much are we affected by this?