Proverbs 8:29 (Mini Sermon)Submitted by Pastor Chad Wagner on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.
29. Pro 8:29 - "When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:" A. When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: i. Wisdom was with God when He gave to the sea His decree that the waters should not pass His commandment (Pro 8:30). ii. After God established the clouds above by creating the firmament (the sky/atmosphere) and separating the waters above it (clouds) from the waters below it (the ocean which completely covered the earth) (Pro 8:28 c/w Gen 1:6-8), the Lord then commanded the waters to be gathered together into one place (the seas) and the dry land to appear (Gen 1:9-10). iii. It was at that time that the LORD gave the sea His decree that the waters should not pass His commandment (Pro 8:29). a. Decree n . - 1. An ordinance or edict set forth by the civil or other authority; an authoritative decision having the force of law. 3. Theol. One of the eternal purposes of God whereby events are foreordained. b. The waters obey God's voice (Job 37:10-12). (i) God confines the breadth of the waters to where He wants them to be. (ii) Straitened ppl. adj. - 1. Contracted, narrowed; insufficiently spacious. 2. Confined in narrow space; having too little room; closely besieged. c. This is one of the many proofs that Jesus Christ is God (Mar 4:39-41). iv. Day in, day out, as the tides rise and fall, the waters of the oceans obey God's commandment to not pass the shore line (Psa 104:6-9; Jer 5:22). v. God shut in the seas with bars and doors restricting their boundaries (Job 38:8-10) and then said "Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further." (Job 38:11) vi. The Lord used His wisdom to design the earth and oceans and to employ the gravitational pull of the moon to keep the oceans within their appointed bounds. B. when he appointed the foundations of the earth: i. When God gathered the oceans and seas into one place and made the dry land appear, He did so by making the land rise above sea level. ii. Every building that rises above the earth (and will remain standing) is build upon a foundation (Luk 6:48-49). a. The mountains and the continents are no different; they are likewise built upon foundations deep inside the earth (Deut 32:22; Psa 18:7; Isa 48:13). b. Foundation n. - 1. The action of founding or building upon a firm substructure; the state or fact of being founded. iii. God appointed the foundations of the earth and then laid them (Job 38:4-6; Psa 102:25). iv. Appoint v. - II. To determine authoritatively, prescribe, decree, ordain. 7. trans. To determine authoritatively, prescribe, fix (a time, later a place) for any act. v. God used His wisdom to design and lay the foundations of the earth (Pro 3:19; Jer 10:12) which have stood strong for over 6,000 years which is a testament to His understanding and wise planning.
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