Proverbs 3:19,20,  The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.

John said the same thing as he spoke of Christ in John 1:1,  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Paul said it this way as he spoke of Christ in Colossians 1:16,17,  For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Pointing our children to the majesties of Christ's creation is an extremely important duty of fathers and mothers.

For a man without a creator is a man that will reach for the lowest instead of pressing toward the mark of the high calling of God.

We ought to stop and smell the roses with our children and point to God as the maker of that rose.

The white rose surrounded by the azalea bush that is at the entrance of our church is there to teach your children about the glories of God.

We ought to take time to enjoy the sun rise and the sunset and point out to them the glories of God and what he did for us when he created our home.

We must teach what the psalmist instructs about the body: Psalm 139:14,  I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

This statement "For the Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth." demands that the theory of evolution run to its place in the ash heap of history along with the other ideas that come from the wicked heart.

This earth and this universe is not a product of chance for it is a product of our Heavenly father who brought everything into being simply by the power of his word.

As Job told his friends that God stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing we ought to take every opportunity to praise God in the presence of our children for his creation.

We ought to thank God in our prayers with our children for the stability of the earth and the constancy of its rotation and its place in the universe that is only kept by the word of the Lord

As Psalm 93:1 says,  The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.

How about thanking God for keeping the sea in its place.

Job's heart was sensitive to this important stability when he said in:

Job 38:8-11,  Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb? When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddling band for it, And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors, And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?

When we take our children to the beach do we take that opportunity to point to the one who keeps those waves in their place day after day?

Take as an example the worship of God that Job displayed when he described the power of God and asked questions to invoke wonder of our God.

Job 38:25-35,  Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder; To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man; To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth? Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew? Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it? The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen. Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth? Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee? Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee, Here we are?

This is worship of God when we ponder the majesties of God and God's infinite power.

Proverbs 3:19,20,  The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.

Teaching these attributes of God reinforces the fear of the Lord in us and our children.

Jeremiah was such a teacher when he wrote:

Jeremiah 10:12,13,  He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion. When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.

Psalm 104:24-30,  O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches. So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts. There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein. These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.

That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good. Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust. Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.

Psalm 19:1-6,  To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.

His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

We do not see God but we see God in his wonderful works.

By his wisdom he has given us this dwelling place and has given the seas its dwelling place.

Each place is a testimony of his wisdom and knowledge.

By his knowledge he feeds the earth with water that is forever moving by his direction.

He feeds the earth with water that falls from the clouds and fills the rivers and the streams and the underground caverns that all life may be nourished.

This wonderful provision calls for gratitude and praise from those it serves.

Do we as the psalmist says give thanks to the one whose mercy endureth forever?

(Turn to this passage and we will say this together)

Psalm 136:3-9,  O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever. To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever. To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever. To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever. To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever: The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever: The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Oh, how we need God's mercy, oh how we need God's favor!