Lisa Robinson, a Th.M. student (Systematic Theology) at Dallas Theological Seminary, recently wrote an excellent article on enjoying God’s truth where it is found. All human beings live in God’s world, and when they use their God-given gifts excellently, they silently praise the God who has gifted them. Since Christians know Scripture–God’s special revelation–we are able to recognize God’s fingerprints in His image-bearers (human beings; Gen. 1:26-28). Whether we enjoy the work of an actor, author, athlete, artist, musician, etc., we intimately know the True Maker of their works. Apart from Him, there is no art, beauty, music, or excellence. Thus, as we enjoy the works of His image-bearers, we can enjoy Him… for it is His work in us and them that draws us to the work of these people to begin with. In other words, knowing God through Scripture causes us to know and enjoy Him more through His creation. As we recognize His creative fingerprints in His image-bearers, we can know and enjoy Him more! Worship Him friends!
Here is an excerpt and summary of Robinson’s article:
Special revelation provides the corrective lens to interpret general revelation. So if anything, we should have a greater appreciation for God’s creation. And that is not just nature, but the products of God’s creation from his creatures. I’m speaking of creative products such as art, music, literature and film without the classification of the ‘Christian’ adjective. The imago Dei leaves fingerprints on the handiwork of man even, those who do not worship God as God. Is it any wonder that you can hear a musical arrangement or read a good piece of literature or see a film that makes you reflect on the goodness of God and make your heart soar? This is discovering beauty in what God made.
You can read the rest of her article here. It’s worthy of your time and attention.