“The spirits of the dead tremble
Underneath the waters and their inhabitants.
“Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead) is naked before God,
And Abaddon (the place of destruction) has no covering [from His eyes].
“It is He who spreads out the north over emptiness
And [a]hangs the earth on nothing. – Job 26:5-7
If we look about us, to the earth and waters here below, we see his almighty power. If we consider hell beneath, though out of our sight, yet we may conceive the discoveries of God’s power there. If we look up to heaven above, we see displays of God’s almighty power. By his Spirit, the eternal Spirit that moved upon the face of the waters, the breath of his mouth, he has not only made the heavens, but beautified them. By redemption, all the other wonderful works of the Lord are eclipsed; and we may draw near, and taste his grace, learn to love him, and walk with delight in his ways. – Matthew Henry
The prophet and the poet, and all this company that the Holy Spirit inspired–we shall do them justice when we learn to see the universe through their eyes instead of our own. And, we shall do them justice when we remind ourselves that theirs are eyes not only of sight but also of faith.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth – written by Moses through inspiration of the Holy Spirit about 1500 B.C. In 1820 a man named Herbert Spencer gave the world five scientific principles by which man may study the unknown. They were: Time, Force, Energy, Space and Matter. How did Moses know that in that one statement. In the beginning (is time), God (is the Force), created (is the Energy), the Heavens (Space) and the Earth (which is Matter). All of Spencer’s scientific principles of understanding and learning about science is all encompassed in the very first verse of the very first chapter of the book of Genesis in the Bible.