February 8 – A Matter of Foundations

“He established the earth upon its foundations, So that it will not totter forever and ever.” – Psalm 104:5 (NASB)

In vivid poetic detail, the psalmist writes this song of the Lord’s glory in creation. The first nine verses exalt the creation of the Heavens and the Earth. When God created the Earth He did so in such a way that it will not “totter forever and ever.” We can say that God created Earth in a permanent unmovable state. Continuing, we read about how the earth was covered or even wrapped in water. This may sound like but it is not a reference to the Great Flood but it about the creation of the Earth. Verse 7 tells us that it was by God’s word, His rebuke that the waters receded and the mountains rose forming valleys which sank down with a promise in verse 8, “To the place which You established for them.” God created our world and everything in it with a definite design and purpose. Verse 31 gives glory to the LORD God acknowledging that He was glad in the good work. We know that it is God who spoke the universe and the worlds into existence and He did it out of nothing and in a purposeful sequence.