“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: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen” (Romans 1:20-25).
Today’s Morsel: Each year, thousands will gather in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, today to see if Phil, the groundhog, will see his shadow. They say that if he sees his shadow, there will be another six weeks of bad weather. Why do so many believe in an animal, but not in the one who created the animal? Paul said that in the last days, many would worship and serve the creature more than the Creator who is blessed forever. What if Phil saw his shadow and for the next six weeks we had spring-like weather? Would Phil be a liar? What if Phil didn’t see his shadow and the weather was bad? Would Phil then be a liar? Or would man? Jesus said, “When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times” (Matthew 16:2-3)? As the middle verse in the Bible admonishes us “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man” (Psalms 118:8). Worship the Creator more than the creature!
Sing: Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we will remember the name of the Lord our God. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we will remember the name of the Lord our God. Now I know that the Lord will save His anointed. He will hear them from His holy heaven. With the saving strength of His right hand, they are brought down and fallen, but we are risen and stand upright.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.
Thought For Today: Jesus controls the weather, not man (Parker).