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The lesson on May 23, 2010 was the third lesson in the study series “From the Beginning” and started with the scripture reading in Psalms 104:19-24 KLV “19 He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down. 20 Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth. 21 The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God. 22 The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens. 23 Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening. 24 O Lord, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.”  The Psalms speaks to the heart and Proverbs speaks to the mind.  Psalms 104 deals with creation.  We learned that we were created for God’s pleasure but we also learned that we will take part in His plan for ages to come (Revelation 4:11 KJV “11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” and Ephesians 2:7 KJV “7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.”)  Paul spoke about the ages to come in 1 Timothy 4:8 KJV “8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.  King David as he wrote Psalms 104, was in awe over the creation that God has made.  His soul if fired up over the majesty of God and realizes that “in the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth”.  We are able to make decisions because God has given us free will to choose between right and wrong.  We have seen many examples of this in scripture.  Deuteronmy 30:19 KJV “19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:”  Joshua 24:15 KJV “15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”  1 Kings 18:21 KJV “21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.”  Jeremiah 21:8 KJV “8 And unto this people thou shalt say, Thus saith the Lord; Behold, I set before you the way of life, and the way of death.” Matthew 7:13-14 KJV “13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”  The lesson ends with a review of day 4 through day 6 in Genesis 1:14-31.  We see why King David said in Psalms 104:24 KJV “24 O Lord, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.”  Be sure and listen to all of the lessons in this series.



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From the Study: From The Beginning