Excerpt from An Exposition of the Bible, Vol. 1: A Series of Expositions Covering All the Books of the Old and New Testament; Genesis-Ruth
But reason seems all on the 'side of Genesis. God must not be considered as sitting apart in a remote position of general superintendence, but as present with all that is. And to Him who maintains these systems in their respective rela tions and orbits, it can be no burden to relieve the needs of individuals. To think of ourselves as too insignificant to be attended to is to dero gate from God's true majesty and to misunder stand His relation to the world. But it is also to misapprehend the real value of spirit as com. Pared with matter. Man is dear to God because he is like Him. Vast and glorious as it is, the sun cannot think God's thoughts; can fulfil but cannot intelligently sympathise with God's pur pose. Man, alone among God's works, can enter into and approve of God's purpose in the world and can intelligently fulfil it. Without man the whole material universe would have been dark and unintelligible, mechanical and apparently without any sufficient purpose. Mat ter, however fearfully and wonderfully wrought, is but the platform and material in which spirit, intelligence, and will may fulfil themselves and find development. Man is incommensurable with the rest of the universe. He is of a differ ent kind and by his moral nature is more akin to God than to His works.
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