This post will reflect on Psalm 104. The writer uses literary language to give creation a personality and life. In Romans 8:20-22 tells us how that creation groans for the day that it is restored, the rule of Jesus Christ, the Creator of creation and its sustainer. Creation has been subjected to the after effects of the Fall in Genesis 3. God cursed the ground, thus bringing thorns and weeds into an otherwise pristine gardening condition. The groaning of creation because of the rebellion of man tells of the overarching effect of sin. Sin saturates everything it touches. One day [sooner than we think] creation will be liberated from the curse. In Psalm 104, the writer explains how God created creation and how even the animals are “programmed according to the instincts fashioned in them.
Recently, the Ark Adventure in Kentucky has made some news; basically from people who felt the builders and organizers were given inappropriate allowances that crossed church and state guidelines. Anyway, I would like to go see the full-sized replica and visit the creation museum that is associated with it. Psalm 104:6-9 talk of the Flood event. There is much speculation on whether the Flood was an actual event or a myth. There are other accounts in other religions about an earth-covering flood. [Enuma Elish ]In verse 8, it says that the mountains rose and the valleys went down; that the waters covered the mountains.
Also in verse 2-3, it speaks to what many have construed to be a “canopy” type covering over the earth. This canopy collapsed and the waters came down and up from the deep springs in the oceans. There have been numerous studies by modern scientists to find the beginning of earth’s origin. The problem is the scientist will always come up with erroneous data and finding if they do not take into account the Flood event. God has set creation in its place. It responds to the commands of its Creator. The waters had to obey Jesus, for His authority was known by them. If the Flood account isn’t taken into account, the finding of man will always be based on a faulty model. What I mean by this is geologically the earth scientist are exploring is not the earth that was initially created. If the mountains and ocean floor came up, which fossils and other sedimentary rocks indicate, then scientists are looking at what use to be the ocean floor, not the land mass that was exposed.
Speaking of the “canopy theory” – the terrarium affect which allowed the earth to water itself without rain becomes clear. Also the age of mankind and how long they lived. Many would like to create different days and seasons to make up for 900 year old men. But if we take into account the “collapsing canopy” we find that then the moon cause tides, which cause winds, atmospheric conditions that we call weather! Not only do we have a precisely created and balanced ecological system; we find that mankind is not exposed to “radiation” or the sun. After the Flood event, men began to die earlier, people have asked my why this happened. I try to explain to them that mankind after the Flood lived in a completely different geography and ecological world.
In Psalm 104, we find that Creation is fulfilling its purpose for both mankind and the animal world. Creation has been altered from the original, it awaits the return of its Creator Jesus to put His creation back to “Normal.”