WITH THE HEAVENLY FATHER -
......DEVOTIONS FOR LAMBS. No. 223
MR. ARNOLD & THE FLAT EARTH.
Mr Arnold, Zachary’s science teacher was coming to dinner! Mum spent all the afternoon making him a special meal. Everything went well, they had roast beef and an apple pie and cream for “afters.” When they were chatting in the living room, things went a bit wrong. “The Bible tells us that the earth is flat, not round. We know today that the earth is round, so the Bible is not all the truth, “ said Mr Arnold smiling. He seemed to be a bit bossy and proud when he talked to Dad. Dad worked in a shop behind the counter, and Mr Arnold called himself a long word , he said he was an “academic.” Dad smiled back and said, “no, you are wrong there, Dennis. The Bible doesn’t say that the earth is flat, it tells us that the earth is round.” The two men were a bit unfriendly because Mr Arnold didn’t believe Dad, and wouldn’t let Dad show him in the Bible where it said that. But they shook hands when the evening was over.
After Mr Arnold left, Zach and Nardia asked Dad to read them the verse in the Bible about the earth being round. He did, and he showed them other verses about true science in the Bible. They were amazed at what God’s Word shows. “And this was all written thousands of years before modern science was around! The Bible is the truth, all the way through its pages, “ Dad told them.
Here are some of the Bible verses that show us about true science:
1. The earth is
a circle, it is round:
“It is he that sitteth upon the CIRCLE of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers;... “ (Isaiah 40:22).
2. God tells us
about messages being sent by lightning! Talking lightnings are telegrams!
The Bible showed men about telegraph signals long before they was understood
“Canst thou [ can you ]send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee, Here we are? “ ( Job 38:35).
3. The Bible shows
us that air has weight, it is heavy. Science didn’t know that until
1630 when a man called “Galileo” found out that secret!
Yet the Bible told people that thousands of years ago:
“For he [ God ] looketh [ looks ] to the ends of the earth, and seeth [ sees ] under the whole heaven; To make the weight for the winds [ the air ]; “ ( Job 28:24,25).
There are so many
mysteries explained in the Bible.
There are thrilling things to be found out by studying its pages.
No one can ever get rid of God’s Word .
It will be around forever and forever:
“Forever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.” ( Psalm 119: 89).
Our earth; men and women, boys and girls;
animals; the plants; the earth’s en-viron- ment; the sun; the moon and
stars - all those things all depend on GOD! Everything depends on GOD keeping
it all going. He is our Creator. Jesus Christ is God, and He keeps everything
running in the earth and in the universe:
“And he [ Jesus Christ our Lord ] is before all things, and by him all things consist [ keep going and live]. “ ( Colossians 1:17).
God bless you, lambs! See you tomorrow.