Psalm 104 A Proper View of God and His Creation
Psalm 104 demonstrates the care God has for His creation, and creations dependency on God. Verses 10-12 attributes the flow of steams to God, for the purpose of giving drink to annimals. Verse 14 the growth of grass for the livestock, along with the growth of the farmers plants is caused by God. Verse 16-18 recognizes the trees are created for the birds, and the mountains for the wild goats, and the rocks for the rock badger.
Everything is Created for a Purpose
However, we often fail to recognize these simple truths, let alone put our faith in them. Verse 21 has been my favorite for years “The young lions roar for thier prey, seeking thier food from God”. That is both awsome and humbling to think the Lion, the King of the jungle seeks his food from God. In fact, I view this as saying his roar is a prayer to God for food. We are instructed in the Lord’s prayer to seek God for our daily bread, yet most of us fail to do so. Perhaps we think we are mightier than the Lion. Or perhaps we are just often forget or are blind to these simple truths found in Psalm 104.
“These all look to you, to give them their foood in due season. When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you hide your face, they are dismayed; when you take away their breath, they die and return to dust. When you send forth your Spirit, they are created and you renew the face of the ground.” Psalm 104:27-30