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Science is great. Studying swirling galaxies, exploring dark caves, peering into microscopes, diving into oceans—there are so many opportunities to discover something amazing. Maybe that sounds exciting to you!
But one thing is more important than all the rest. King David realized it a long time ago: “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork” (Psalm 19:1).
To understand God’s world, we have to start from God’s Word.
This universe is here because God made it (Genesis 1:1), and we should see reminders of his greatness everywhere (Romans 1:20). When we realize that, we start off on the right foot in scientific sleuthing. All the blooms, all the bees, all the bacteria, all the bones—they point to our Creator.
So, go ahead and dream about following elephant herds in Africa, or uncovering the secrets of black holes, or unearthing a new kind of dinosaur. After all, God wants us to explore the world he created.
Just remember to give honor to Jesus Christ—our Creator—who is the one who made all things and who holds the universe together (John 1:1; Colossians 1:17).
Have you ever thought about being a scientist? What would you study?
Read Genesis 1:1. How does that verse shape our understanding of the universe? What could happen if we start by believing that?
Read Romans 1:18–20. What does this passage teach us about why some people don’t start with the Bible?
Buddy Davis here. I love to explore and study the universe God made. Trees, oceans, stars—they all show how powerful and amazing he is.