The continuing rant of the skeptic rages as unbelieving man denies God’s Word and seeks to conjure up his own theories and opinions and arrogantly place them above what God has spoken. It is the oldest of lines for such thought and expression originated in the Garden. “Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, "Indeed, has God said, 'You shall not eat from any tree of the garden" (Gen 3:1b)? Then in direct contradiction to God’s warning of spiritual death for eating from the tree of life, the serpent (Satan) said … You surely shall not die! "For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil" (Gen 3:4-5). The same questioning spirit and unbelief are expressed by many as they continue to reject God’s account of creation and deny the One through whom the worlds were made -- the Christ who would eventually enter the human race, go to the Cross, and bare the sins of the world so that by an act of faith, mankind could have eternal life. In his arrogance, the person who denies God’s Word is placing his intellect above the God who made him and sustains his life. The psalmist describes God’s response concerning man’s attempt to rid himself of the Creator. “He who sits in the heavens laughs, The Lord scoffs at them” (Ps 2:4). The Psalmist offers a hymn of praise as he describes the magnificence of the Creator.
Praise the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty. He wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters. He makes the clouds his chariot and rides on the wings of the wind. He makes winds his messengers, flames of fire his servants. He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved. You covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains. But at your rebuke the waters fled, at the sound of your thunder they took to flight; they flowed over the mountains; they went down into the valleys, to the place you assigned for them. You set a boundary they cannot cross; never again will they cover the earth. He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains. They give water to all the beasts of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. The birds of the air nest by the waters; they sing among the branches. He waters the mountains from his upper chambers; the earth is satisfied by the fruit of his work. He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for man to cultivate — bringing forth food from the earth: wine that gladdens the heart of man, oil to make his face shine, and bread that sustains his heart. The trees of the LORD are well watered, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted. There the birds make their nests; the stork has its home in the pine trees. The high mountains belong to the wild goats; the crags are a refuge for the coneys.
The moon marks off the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down. You bring darkness; it becomes night, and all the beasts of the forest prowl. The lions roar for their prey and seek their food from God. The sun rises, and they steal away; they return and lie down in their dens. Then man goes out to his work, to his labor until evening.