Proverbs 3:19 “The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.”
Let’s take a look at a few Hebrew word meanings to gain a better appreciation of this verse.
LORD (H3068) – The self-Existent one, Eternal, Jehovah. “I AM THAT I AM (Exodus 3:14)
Wisdom (H2451) – wit, wisely, skillful
Founded (H3245) -lay, ordain
Earth (H2504) – world, planet earth
Understanding (H8394) – discretion, reason, skillfulness, wisdom, thus mental prowess.
Established (H3559) – Erect, direct, fashion, prepared, make provision.
Heavens (H8064) – the sky, where the clouds revolve, and the higher heavens where the celestial bodies revolve, space.
A good paraphrase of the passage then is this,”The Self-Existent One by his skillfulness has settled the earth, and by His infinite mental prowess has erected the sky and space.”
To understand this with our frail human minds is beyond our comprehension. God made all this by the word of His power. Amazing! He spoke and it was done, He commanded and it stood fast. “Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For He spake, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.” (Psalm 33:8-9).
God directs the planets, stars, and galaxies in their courses through the space He created. God is the one who has fashioned the heavens. A big bang could never create order. I have yet to see a massive explosion create new complex life, as claimed by evolutionists who are willfully ignorant of God, their Creator. God calls those who deny Him being the Creator and instead put the creation of the universe into the hands of random chance and millions of years, scoffers who walk after their own lusts (2 Peter 3:3-7). Lusts are desires for that which is forbidden by God’s law. God’s law is written on the heart of every human. The evidence of the presence of God’s law is our conscience (Romans 2:14-15). However, our conscience can be seared and twisted if ignored and violated (1 Timothy 4:1-2).
God created the universe in six literal days by the power of His Word, and He keeps it all going by the laws of nature He established (Exodus 20:11, 2 Peter 3:5, Colossians 3:16-17). While no sane person would ever credit the creation of the a finely tuned sports car to an explosion in a factory and chance, yet these same sane people will credit the formation of life and the universe which is infinitely more complex to an explosion, which is totally insane. They will give a credit to the designer and engineer of a car, but will not give credit to their Creator. What an insult and lie of Satan the fable/theory of Evolution is. There is not a thread of evidence supporting it. There is no logic to their reason, all it is, is an attempt to get rid of God to whom they will give an account for their actions in the day of judgment (Matthew 12:36) In fact, here is a couple of quotes from evolutionists debunking their own theory:
“One must conclude that, contrary to the established and current wisdom, a scenario describing the genesis of life on earth by chance and natural causes which can be accepted on the basis of fact and not faith has not been written.” (Dr. Hubert P. Yockey) From <http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1435562/posts>
“Evolution [is] a theory universally accepted not because it can be proven by logically coherent evidence to be true, but because the only alternative, special creation, is clearly incredible.” Professor D.M.S. Watson, leading biologist and science writer of his day.) From <http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1435562/posts>
One day, however, these guys too will bow the knee to Christ and confess with their tongue that their Creator Jesus is Lord (Philippians 2:10-11)
Praise God for His infinite and marvelous wisdom. Consider the size of space and wonder at our great God from the following examples from Wilmington’s Guide to the Bible:
- Paper stack model
Let us say the thickness of a sheet of paper represents the distance from the earth to the sun which is approximately 93 million miles.
To represent the distance to the earth’s next nearest star, Alpha Centauri, we would need a 71 foot high stack of paper.
To cover the diameter of our Milky Way galaxy would require a 310 mile high stack.
To reach the edge of the known universe would demand a pile of paper sheets 31 million miles high.
2. Orange and grain of sand model
In this illustration the sun will be represented by an orange and the earth by a grain of sand.
The grain of sand is the earth circling the orange representing the sun at a distance of 30 feet. Thus this thirty feet represents a distance of 93 million miles!
Pluto one of the remotest objects in our solar system (Pluto is not officially a planet anymore) would be another grain of sand, circling the orange at ten city blocks away.
The nearest star, Alpha Centauri, would be 1,300 miles away from the orange (sun), in this model!
As Christians, we serve an awesome God! He wants to share with us the genius of His wisdom through His Word and a personal relationship with Him. In Proverbs 3:21, God said through Solomon, “My son, let them not depart from thine eyes, keep sound wisdom and discretion.” Why would God say that? Happy is the man that findeth wisdom and the man that getteth understanding.” (Proverbs 3:13) God wants the best for us and wants us satisfied. Wow! Let’s not be so slow of heart to believe it, but let’s wholeheartedly embrace this truth! Delight in the Lord and in His wisdom. If you lack wisdom, ask for it (James 1:5-6). We all need it, and we find it in our genius Creator (Romans 11:33). Now who wouldn’t want the help of a genius? May we all find our help in the Lord (Psalm 121:2).