-How God Reveals Himself-
For God’s wrath is revealed from heaven against all godlessness and unrighteousness of people who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth, since what can be known about God is evident among them, because God has shown it to them. From the creation of the world His invisible attributes, that is, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what He has made. As a result, people are without excuse.
Look at the delicate veins of a leaf, and you experience the beauty of God. Observe the storm-whipped surf beating against a beach, and you witness His power. The Lord’s sense of order is revealed in the march of the seasons and the precise tilt and turning of the earth. People need to look no further than nature to understand that God is real.
But nature can’t give us a full revelation-creation does not show the Lord’s holiness or eternity. That is why He gave us His Word. The Bible reveals God’s character, records His laws, and explains His expectations for the faithful. In its pages, we can learn about our Father and the kind of life He wants us to lead. It teaches us about the living Word-Jesus Christ-who is the full revelation of God. The Father wanted to ensure that humanity could know Him, so to make Himself known, He sent His Son clothed in flesh. Spending time in Bible study and prayer will result in knowing your Father better.
(From In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley.)