Psalm 8:3-4, “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?”

Romans 1:19-20, “Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.”

In these few verses (and there are more) we learn that the existence of God is manifested through His creation.  King David, lying under the stars, realized that God created the heavens and was a great, great God.  The Apostle Paul shows us that God has shown Himself to us through His creation.  Nature itself manifests the existence of God, His eternal power and Godhead.  Yes, we can learn much about the Lord through nature. 

The Lord Jesus used nature to show the importance of His death and resurrection.  He said in John 12:24, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.”  Using corn as an example, the Lord speaks of how the grain of corn must be planted and die, so that it may yield much more corn.  The death and burial of the Lord Jesus has brought life to all who believe in Him. 

We can learn much about the Lord through His creation.  Nature absolutely screams the existence and power of God.  But, to know Him, His love for us, and His marvelous work of salvation for us, we need to read His Word.  Romans 10:17 tells us, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and HEARING BY THE WORD OF GOD.”  It is the Bible that teaches us about our need of salvation.  It is the Bible that can produce faith in us when we read it with a will to obey.  The Bible is more than words on a page, it is God speaking to us.  It is alive!  Hebrews 4:12 says, “For THE WORD OF GOD IS LIVING AND ACTIVE, and sharper than any two-edged sword, even penetrating as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” (NASB). 

The Bible is so beneficial to us as we come to depend upon it to lead us into further truths about the Lord.  We read in 2 Timothy 3:16-17, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”  We cannot over-emphasize the importance of God’s Word to bring us to salvation, to equip us to live holy lives, to lead us into proper good works for the Lord. 

While nature teaches us much about the Lord, we need the Bible to teach us on a daily basis about the love and sacrifice for us, and for the Lord’s plans for our lives and eternity.  (480.4)