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". . . His invisible attributes are clearly seen. . ."   

  Romans 1:20


  What a glorious universe we observe! What a grand habitation is planet Earth! What beauties we see wherever we turn our eyes. In spite of the fact that the natural world has been subjected by God to a curse ever since man's revolt against Him, even in the midst of a groaning universe, what glorious wonders continue to be presented to each of our physical senses. Though the created order is presently subject to predators, disease, drought, famine, death, etc., yet observing the world about us, we see the evidence of its original grandeur far better and easier than we are able to detect the former splendor of classical ruins or medieval abbeys. What we are seeing in the birds and flowers, the salamanders and fish, the butterflies and bees, the hollies and sequoias, the snow and rain the gems and minerals, the moon and stars, are God's invisible attributes. The Biblical text: "His invisible attributes are clearly seen," sounds like a contradiction. How can invisible things be seen? In their effects or works, we are not able to see God's invisible attributes of wisdom, power, goodness, etc. But we see their effects and we see them not dimly, not barely, but clearly. The translation "clearly seen," comes from a word which means "to see down," and means that something is viewed from top to bottom. It is thoroughly seen. It is an intensive seeing. This seeing is not a possibility to a few, but an actuality to all who have healthy physical senses. Not only do we see the physical world around us, we see God's wisdom, eternity, and power. Not only do we know that we see the physical world, we also know that we see God's sovereignty, deity and goodness. "For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse." But alas! We also are in ruins! For the apostle continues, "Because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish heart was darkened." Our alienation from God is removed by faith in Jesus.


 

   

   

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