The Good Gift Of Science
John 16:12-13 NLT 12 “There is so much more I want to tell you, but you can’t bear it now. 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on His own but will tell you what He has heard. He will tell you about the future.
From the beginning, to the time our Lord walked this earth things pretty much remained the same. Oh there were a few discoveries and inventions – the wheel – iron for swords, etc. But it was only after Christ sent back the Holy Spirit to guide into all truth man journeyed into his greatest achievements in science and research.
It always amuses me when a researcher makes some new scientific discovery and then proclaims that God had nothing to do with it. It would be much like me building a new porch on my home and then everyone proclaiming; “Look what a great porch those hammer and nails built.” Ridiculous right?
For example, when science discovers certain behaviors trigger chemicals to be released in our brains that result in euphoria or depression, they have only discovered another one of God’s rules and methods by which He does something – or in the case of depression perhaps the way God allows Satan to do something.
Let’s not worship God’s tools, rules or methods – let us worship Him. And neither let us neglect thanking God and taking advantage of the newly discovered rules, tools or methods His Spirit has and does reveal.
James 1:17 KJ2000 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.