For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. ( Romans 8:18-25 )
The discipline it took to get through this month deepened my understanding. My earnest expectation is that if I apply the same discipline to writing in February as I did in January then my understanding will deepen more.
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it. ( Psalm 90:12, 17 )
If we commit to fulfill God’s minimum expectations, and He promised to meet our needs, then whatever work meets our needs and allows us to fulfill his expectations is the work he established for our hands.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. ( Philippians 4:8 )
By the grace of God I am intellectually and physically free. I get to think about whatever I want and decide how I spend my time. There are few constraints. I should be mindful not to squander this freedom.
For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else. ( Isaiah 45:18 )
By the end of the first day light was trapped in a watery mass teeming with biological life. It was the primordial soup. The first day produced the written word: the Bible encoded as replicating DNA.
And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day. ( Genesis 1:20-23 )
The biological definition of life and what the Bible describes as living are not the same thing. This is important to know as we see how the process of creation unfolded. Biology is the foundation of secular humanism.
Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. ( Philippians 4:4-7 )
I have been writing about science and the Bible for over 20 years. Things are coming together in a way that makes more sense than ever. Yet today we can pause and reflect before making the next step.
For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer. For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law: Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount. ( Hebrews 8:3-5 )
Hydrogen atoms, H+, are necessary for nucleosynthesis, but also for life.
If we said that all metabolism is based on a process that produces a supply of H+ it would not be an exaggeration.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. ( John 1:14 )
The Bible, the Word of God, the written form of he whom Jesus of Nazareth was incarnated to embody, was encoded as DNA on the first day of creation.
Could we have the Bible as non-coding DNA in every cell of our bodies?
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? ( Matthew 27:46 )
IF earthly things are patterned after heavenly,
AND Christ’s death on the cross is patterned after the sacrifice God made on day 1,
THEN Christ’s cry is patterned after the noise of the water molecules spliting.
It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. ( Hebrews 9:23-28 )
The sacrificial death on the cross of Jesus of Nazareth is the fulfillment of the purpose of creation, given symbolically so that the meaning would be apparent to a world without knowledge of subatomic physics.