God Divided the Water

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God
Genesis 1:6-8, Psalms 19:1-7

Moses recorded marvelous things that it has taken man thousands of years to begin to discover.

I: The Firmament is Made & the Waters Divided:
1. Firmament – “To spread out, limitless expanse.”
2. There are definitely two bodies of water & if they were not separated, life would be impossible.

II: The Upper & Lower Bodies of Water:
1. The lower bodies of water we are well acquainted with.
a. Here fish & living creatures make their home.
b. Our ships sail upon it & our subs travel thru it.
c. Divers bring its treasures from below the surface.
2. The upper bodies of water are just as real.
a. It contains waves & bounding billows.
b. It has currents & tides governed by the same powers.
c. We have learned to navigate this great body of water & take advantage of its currents & tides.
3. Both bodies of water have specific weight and pressure (fish brought from the depth).
2,100 lbs. per square foot, or 14 tons for the average size man.
4. God has a plan for every living thing and it just didn’t happen.

III: “The Heavens Declare the Glory of God.”
1. God’s plan in a proper balance of the atmosphere.
a. Nitrogen: Nine parts oxygen, 21 parts.
This proportion is the same whether at sea level or on the Mountain top. Suppose this were changed!!!
b. N2O: “Laughing gas.”
c. N2O2: Nitric oxide, this would kill by choking.
d. By changing the proportion it can be made a deadly poison or a powerful explosive.
2. God has provided a way to keep this atmosphere at a proper balance — Nitrogen rises to mix once more with oxygen.
3. Oxygen can mean life or death, it can be peaceful or disruptive.
     Peter 2 3:10 “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, ,and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also, and the works that are therein shall be burned up.”
4. God has made precision for moving the water, from the ocean to water, the dry thirsty land.

If God has taken such small details and completed them, how much more will He be concerned about the souls and lives of men?

02/18/1973: Vale Vista, Baptist.