“There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for everything under heaven.”
God’s accuracy may be observed in the hatching of eggs. For example: the eggs of the potato bug hatch in 7 days – those of the canary in 14 days – those of the barnyard hen in 21 days – the eggs of ducks and geese hatch in 28 days – those of the mallard in 35 days – the eggs of the parrot and the ostrich hatch in 42 days. FYI, the Colorado Potato Beetle’s egg measure about 1.5 mm long. On other hand, the Ostrich egg can measure 6 inches in length and 15-18 inches in diameter. (Notice, they are all divisible by seven, the number of days in a week!)
“The Lord is good to all, and His mercies are over His works.”
God’s wisdom is seen in the making of an elephant. The four legs of this great beast all bend forward in the same direction. No other quadruped is so made. God planned that this animal would have a huge body, too large to live on two legs. Male elephants can grow to 14 feet and weigh more than 12,000 pounds (6 tons). They can drink 50 or more gallons of water a day. For these reasons He gave it four fulcrums so that it can rise from the ground easily.
Or again, the horse rises from the ground on its two front legs first. A cow rises from the ground with its two hind legs first.
“O Lord, how many are Thy works! In wisdom Thou has made
them all; the earth is full of Thy treasures.”
How wise the Lord is in all His works of creation! God’s wisdom is revealed in His arrangement of sections and segments, as well as in the number of grains. All grains are found in even numbers on the stalks, and the Lord specified 30 fold, 60 fold, and a 100 fold all even numbers. A light crop of wheat will produce 30 grains on each stalk, while a good crop of wheat will produce 60 grains on each stalk.
Each watermelon has an even number of stripes on the rind. The ordinary watermelon will have 10 stripes on it. The larger ones may have 12 to 16 stripes, but always in even numbers.
Each orange has an even number of segments. Each ear of corn has an even number of rows. Each stalk of wheat has an even number of grains. Every bunch of bananas has on its lowest row an even number of bananas, and each row decreases by one, so that one row has an even number and the next row an odd number.
“And why are you anxious about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the
field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin.”
“Yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory did not clothe
himself like one of these.”
God has caused the flowers to blossom at certain specified times during the day. Linnaeus, the great botanist, once said that if he had a conservatory containing the right kind of soil, moisture and temperature, he could tell the time of day or night by the flowers that were open and those that were closed!
The dandelion will grow above its surroundings whether the grass be 2 inches, 10 inches, or 20 inches, for it must get up into the sunlight.
“Thou dost rule the swelling of the sea; when its waves rise,
Thou dost still them.”
The waves of the sea roll in on shore twenty-six to the minute in all kinds of weather. Water will travel from the roots of a tree to the top-most leaf of a tree 265 feet high and no one understands why.
“Also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according
to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will.”
The lives of each of you may be ordered by the Lord in a beautiful way for His glory, if you will only entrust Him with your life. If you try to regulate your own life, it will only be a mess and a failure. Only the One Who made the brain and the heart can successfully guide them to a profitable end. Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil – it has no point.
ADDED THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
When you carry the Bible, Satan has a headache, when you open it, he collapses, when he sees you reading it, he loses his strength, and when you stand on the Word of God, Satan can’t hurt you!