Wednesday, October 7, 2009

But the Lord made the heavens...

“For all the gods of the nations are idols.”

Mere images of wood and stone, vanities, nothings. “But the Lord made the heavens.” The reality of his Godhead is proved by his works, and foremost among these the Psalmist mentions that matchless piece of architecture which casts its arch over every man's head, whose lamps are the light of all mankind, whose rains and dew fall upon the fields of every people, and whence the Lord in voice of thunder is heard speaking to every creature. The idol gods have no existence, but our God is the author of all existences; they are mere earthly vanities, while he is not only heavenly, but made the heavens.... Who can be worshipped but he? Since none can rival him, let him be adored alone.

From The Treasury of David, exposition of Psalm 96:5. Image by Calum Davidson under Creative Commons License.

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