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In the natural world, God has placed in the hands of the children of men the key to unlock the treasure house of His word

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Why Study Nature?

But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
(2 Corinthians 3:18)

What image do you want to be changed into? The image the world offers? Or God’s image?

What do we put before our eyes? The pictures of the world? Or God’s handiwork in nature?

How important it is for us to be spending our time beholding God’s works, for how else can we expect to be reflecting God’s character to the world? How can we call ourselves God's followers if we ourselves are beholding the world?

Ecclesiastes 7:13 tells us to "consider the work of God, for who can make that straight, which He hath made crooked?"

God's word is full of examples of nature, used to illustrate truth. King Solomon pointed to the ant as a teacher of diligence and working together in unity without a dictator. (Proverbs 6:6-8) Christ used parables from nature to teach many of His lessons, placing them forever in the memory of His hearers.

"The whole natural world is designed to be an interpreter of the things of God."1 Adam and Eve lived in a garden, and there they learned precious lessons about their Creator. "They communed with God in His created works."1

They took the time to examine a little insect, or to notice the intricate beauty of a little flower petal, and each one taught them yet another lesson of God’s character.

Romans 1:20 says, "For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead."

Notice, the invisible truths of God’s word—even His eternal power—are clearly seen and understood by His creation.

"The unseen is illustrated by the seen; divine wisdom, eternal truth, infinite grace, are understood by the things that God has made."1

Being in nature with your Bible, and praying for the divine aid of the Holy Spirit, God will reveal Himself more fully to each one of us! Doesn’t that make you want to get out into nature?

1 by E.G. White, My Life Today page 112