Psalm 24:1-2 The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.
In these verses, King David is pointing us to the importance of Genesis 1-3 in our formulation of a ‘worldview’ and an understanding of ‘life’ and the BIG question each of us must ask and seek an answer: “Why am I here?”.
I have a friend who was born and raised in another country/culture, and who came to Australia with his family as a second-time refugee. He tells me that throughout his unsettled and unstable life he had the opportunity to try to find the answer to this question in other religions and ideologies but without success. In the country to which he fled before he came to Australia he was embraced by a Christian Church that had a significant ministry to people in his situation, and in his broken English he tells me with great passion (and has done so countless times without variation!) how he discovered the only satisfying answer to this question in the BIBLE and in JESUS. He rejoiced as he embraced the Gospel (or as the Gospel embraced HIM), and his testimony bears out the truth and importance, and the HISTORICAL TRUTH and RELEVANCE of the Genesis account of CREATION and the FALL!
This is why it makes me so sad today to hear people trying to ‘explain away’ the historical Genesis account as ‘poetry’ and something that was never intended to be read as accurate scientific information. Our true understanding of God the CREATOR, and how we are to relate to him, must start with accepting him as the One who has revealed himself as ‘THE LORD’ who MAKES, and faithfully KEEPS, a COVENANT relationship with his Chosen People, and to whom BELONG “the earth and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it” BECAUSE “HE founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.” It is so sad that the THEORY of Evolution (which Evolutionist, Sir Arthur Keith, admitted “is neither PROVED nor PROVABLE, but I believe it because the only alternative is Special Creation, and that’s unthinkable”) has been so effective in undermining ‘fallen’ Man’s confidence in the first three chapters of God’s divine, infallible revelation of TRUTH, and therefore blinded him to the truth of the message of God’s AMAZING GRACE in the Gospel!
King David’s worldview helps me, not only to embrace the Gospel with enthusiasm, but to strive to live actively and conscientiously as a GOOD STEWARD of what BELONGS TO GOD, and NOT to me, in terms of both CARING and SHARING.
– Bruce Christian