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Breakfast with Solomon - Proverbs 3:20

"By His knowledge the deeps were broken up and the skies drip with dew"

This proverb continues the amazing glimpse back at God's wisdom in creation that began in verse 19 and will occupy huge sections of chapter 8 of the Proverbs. Solomon realizes that God had an infinite number of choices present before His infinite mind in the planning of the creation of the universe and yet wisdom dictated that He create this universe with these parameters and these qualities and these interconnections.

The universe did not just happen. There are too many different variables and constants that have to be fine-tuned for this particular universe to exist. And scientists are finding more and more ways that this universe has been fine-tuned for life.

When planning the creation of the universe, He chose the potential universe that would bring Him the most glory; His creatures the most joy and fulfillment. It was wisdom that dictated that choice. In the same way the potential lives we have available to us should be dictated by wisdom and not selfish impulse.

The exact reference that Solomon is referring to in planetary history would seem to be the creation of land and the wonder of rain and the water cycle. These things that we take for granted are actually amazing things which make the world we call home possible. Without land we would not exist. If the world had remained only water, human life would not exist. Without rain we would not be able to survive. These are just two of the choices that God made that display His wisdom in this universe. Solomon is amazed at them. Solomon's keen mind penetrates through the hidden to see the choice of God. He uses them to show the power of wisdom to keep giving over long time spans. Our wise choices also will make lasting differences in our lives as well as our families.

Stop and contemplate the wonders of creation and the various choices that God could have made. He used wisdom with the clear goal of glorifying Himself and making a world that was a huge win for us.

Until tomorrow,

Gil Stieglitz

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