God Created – Psalm 24:1,2

We are hoping to explore a few passages that show the implication of the idea of Creation.  This week  it will be

Psalm 24:1-2
    A Psalm of David.

    The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof,
        the world and those who dwell therein,
    [2] for he has founded it upon the seas
        and established it upon the rivers.

We have two verses exhibiting synonymous parallelism.  1a and 1b asserts the Lord’s ownership of all things and all that lives based on Creation.  These statements are parallel but they do not merely repeat.  The verses progress from the idea of things to living things.  Isn’t it a different thing to say that mountains, rain, clouds, rivers and so forth belong to God, than to say you and I and everyone else belong to God?  The implication to ownership of the earth is profound, as is the implications to nations and races, individuals and groups.

Why does God have all this ownership?  Becasue he is the founder.  He has established its very structures.

What would be different if the world created and established itself?  What if people were truly, in the biological sense, self-made?

FR

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