DIG for Tuesday the 15th of November…..there must be a Creator, there is no other answer…..Hebrews 1 v 2

There is a new wildlife series on at the moment here in the UK, with amazing photography of wonderful plants and animals.

There are whole communities of flora and fauna that cannot survive without each other, showing us that the theory (not fact) of evolution is not true.

There are plants that cannot survive and reproduce with out a certain animal, and that animal cannot survive without food from the plant.

So answer me this question; which evolved first, that plant or the animal?

One cannot live without the other, so they could not have evolved separately.

They can only now live in this symbiotic relationship; they cannot live other than in this perfect state that they are now in.

This could not have evolved; this has to be there by design.

I also think of my body in the same way.

Our bodies function in such a way that without certain organs being the way they are we would not function properly.

We could not live with half a brain, with a partly developed liver or a developing pancreas.

We can live and function because of the state we are in now; we only function as a whole.

Evolution just does not make sense, Creation does!

This world and all that is in it was created by the Lord Jesus Christ (Hebrews 1 v2 and Colossians 1 v 16), this is the only answer to the wonderful and amazing world we see around us.

Speak this out…..”Thank you Lord for this wonderful creation and thank you that man is the pinnacle of that creation”.

Hebrews 1 v 2…..Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds


DIG for Friday the 25th of March…..one God but plural…..Genesis 1 v 1

As I have written many times, it is imperative that we look at the Greek or Hebrew meaning of words as we study the Bible, as sometimes the English translation does not convey the true meaning.

For example, in Isaiah 53 v 10 it says that it pleased the Lord to bruise Jesus; bruise means to pulverise, crush and destroy, so bruise really does not express the magnitude of what it pleased the Lord to do to His Son for our salvation.

Another example like this is found in Genesis 1 v 1.

The Hebrew word for God here is Elohim, and it is a plural noun.

Yes, it is plural, talking about a God that is more than one.

The English translation does not express this, but right here in the first verse of the Bible we have a word describing the Trinity, one God yet three.

I am just starting to study out some of the names of God, to preach at church in the coming weeks, and I spent some time meditating on this word today.

It is marvellous to know that as well as God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit were involved in creating the universe and everything in it.

I am especially in awe of the fact that Jesus, the main agent of creation (see Colossians 1 v 16 and 17 and Hebrews 1 v 1 to 3) would come to this earth (that He created) in order to become a man and save us (the pinnacle of His creation).

Read that sentence again and meditate upon it.

This is a truth that if you allow it, will change your whole view and mind-set about God.

God is of course the Creator, yet at the same time is interested in you and me, interested enough to come to this earth and deal with the sin issue through His finished work on the cross.

Take time to think about that this evening.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for Jesus and thank you that even as Creator he chose to come to His earth to save me”.

Genesis 1 v 1…..In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth

DIG for Wednesday the 17th of February…..He is the Creator…..Colossians 1 v 16

Jesus walked and lived on the earth as man, and this is an amazing truth.

It is even more amazing once we realise that He was actually the Creator of this earth that He walked upon.

Jesus was the Creator and came to live in His Creation as a human being; there is something to meditate upon this morning.

Scripture is very clear in this point.

“For by him all were all things created” is a direct quote from Colossians 1 v 16.

Hebrews 1 v 2 tells us that God created all the worlds through Jesus.

Jesus was not just a good man, prophet and teacher, He was the Creator; He was God.

This “blows my mind” when I then go on to think that this God, this Creator, came in the flesh in order to bring about forgiveness and reconciliation so that I might be saved.

He came so that you might be saved.

Isn’t it wonderful that a God who can set in motion the stars and planets in the heavens is interested in your life and eternity.

Jesus viewed you as being so important and significant that He left the splendour of Heaven to come to this earth to set in motion your salvation.

Ponder that for a few moments this morning.

I hope and pray that this makes you feel special; you should feel special as Jesus, through His actions, shows that you are special.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for Jesus Christ, and thank you that the King of Creation came to earth to set in motion my salvation”.

Colossians 1 v 16…..For by him were all things created, that are in the heaven, and that are in the earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him


DIG for Tuesday the 22nd of December…..God sent forth His Son…..Galatians 4 v 4 and 5

God sending forth His Son is an amazing truth (Galatians 4 v 4).

Until I have been studying Galatians for my latest series of messages I had not realised that the “Christmas story” is in the middle of this epistle.

Galatians 4 v 4 reminds me of Isaiah 9 v 6.

This is a favourite verse to use in the run up to Christmas, telling us about the coming of Jesus.

Jesus was sent as a Son, this tells us about His divinity (Isaiah 9 v 6).

Paul says a very similar thing in his epistle to the Galatians, telling them that God had sent forth His Son.

Jesus, God in His own right and the agent of Creation (Hebrews 1 v 2), came to this earth knowing that most people would reject Him.

He was rejected then and He is rejected now, yet He still came.

He came, as it was the will of His Father for reconciliation to take place between Him and man.

God wanted to bring man back into relationship with Himself, and Jesus was the route for this to take place.

I still think that it is amazing that Jesus, the Son of God and yet God at the same time came onto the earth that He had created.

This displays His love for every single one of us.

He came to bring reconciliation so that every man would then have the chance to be saved and made righteous; that is love.

He came to suffer so that we could have this; that is love.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you loved me so much that you sent forth your Son to pay the price for my redemption”.

Galatians 4 v 4 and 5…..But when the fullness of time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem then that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons

DIG for Tuesday the 25th of August…..what an amazing Creator God…..Hebrews 1 v 2

I have been invited to give a lecture about whisky nosing at a science festival later this month, and part of the lecture is involved in explaining the perception of smell.

So I spent some time today in college researching the biochemistry behind the sense of smell.

I am now sitting here in awe and wonder at how amazing God is.

The “simple” act of smelling something involves the most wonderful and complex physiology and biochemical reactions involving enzymes, receptors, proteins, nerve cells and the brain.

The most amazing thing that I have learned this morning though is that even new and completely artificial compounds, devised and invented by man, can be recognised and differentiated by the sense of smell.

My initial reaction was that there was not enough time (even if the earth is as old as scientists tell us) for this to evolve, and also that it was impossible to evolve the ability to smell compounds that did not yet exist.

Then came the wonder and awe about our Creator God.

Through Jesus, God created all things, including how the sense of smell operates (Hebrews 1 v 2 and Colossians 1 v 16 and 17).

His Creation displays His Splendour and His Majesty.

His Creation cries out that He is here.

After seeing how the sense of smell works only a fool would say that there is no God.

Next time you smell a rose, a perfume or dare I say it, a glass of whisky, give thanks to the Lord God for His wonderful Creation.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you are the wonderful Creator, and thank you that you created me”.

Hebrews 1 v 2…..Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds

DIG for Saturday the 18th of July…..before all things and holds all things together, that’s quit a role profile…..Colossians 1 v 17

I’m sure I’ve written this before, but I need to say it again; Colossians 1 v 14 to 20 is in my opinion the best description of Jesus in the whole of Scripture.

Sometimes it seems that people think Jesus “came on the scene” when He was born as a man just over two thousand years ago.

The truth could not be further from that.

Jesus always has been and He always will be.

He is the first and the last, the Alpha and Omega (Revelation 1 v 8).

Jesus was the agent of creation (Colossians 1 v 16 and Hebrews 1 v 2).

Yes He was a man and came to dwell among us but He was, and is and always will be, God (John 1 v 14).

Never think of Jesus as just a man; He was all man yet all God.

I marvel that the God of Creation could love me so much that He gave up heaven to come to earth to set in motion my salvation.

I really hope that you can appreciate that truth as well; that Jesus loved you so much that He came here as a man to die for your sins (John 3 v 16 and 1 John 2 v 2).

It is amazing to think (and quite hard to get your head around) that Jesus, while holding together creation and the universe, had the inclination to think about you and I and about the requirements for our salvation.

I think that is just awesome.

I don’t think I’ll ever really understand that or how He did it, but I don’t have to, I just have to believe His Word.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for Jesus and thank you for His amazing and wonderful finished work”.

Colossians 1 v 17…..And he is before all things, and by him all things consist

DIG for Tuesday the 23rd of June…..why is there such a drive and need to show there is no God…..Romans 1 v 20

In my DIGs I am a regular critic of religion, bad doctrine and bad interpretation of the Bible.

I am also well educated in Mathematics and Chemistry and I am therefore just as big a critic of bad science, or maybe I should say bad journalism about science.

I read this headline yesterday; “the longest running evolutionary lab experiment is letting us watch one major evolutionary change transform an entire ecosystem”.

Wow, I thought, maybe I should read this, and I did.

The article of course was nonsense, a certain type of bacteria was still the same type of bacteria after thousands and thousands of generations, but it was now able to metabolise citrate instead of glucose.

It did not even mutate new genes to do this, it “switched on” ones already there, and the entire ecosystem in question was a petri dish!

This is another example of headline grabbing journalism attempting to prove evolution.

There seems to be a drive or need to prove that God does not exist; man seems to be trying very hard to “get rid” of God.

The truth is that we all have an intuitive knowledge that there is a God, some of us just do not want to recognise that truth and will kick and scream to get away from the responsibility that this truth holds over us.

Creation screams out that there is a God, the universe displays His grandeur and we display His ultimate handiwork (Romans 1 v 20).

The eye, the pancreas and the brain for example are wonderful examples of His creative power not of evolution; evolution does not work and will never be proven in the laboratory, no matter what the scientists and journalists try to tell us.

Jesus is the agent of Creation (Hebrews 1 v 2 and Colossians 1 v 16 and 17).

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that Jesus was the agent of creation, and that He still upholds everything with the word of His power”.

Romans 1 v 20…..For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse

DIG for Sunday the 26th of April…..fearfully and wonderfully made…..Psalm 139 v 14

Wandering over a footbridge this morning I had what I thought at the time was a pretty obvious thought.

I thought, “wow, can’t we see detail really well”.

I was looking at the trees and bushes and just marvelled out how our eyes and brain worked together to produce such amazing detail.

From the thin branches to the different greens on the leaves, from the petals on the cherry blossom to the wisps of cloud in the sky, the detail was astounding.

I then thought back to yesterday when I was watching 5 hares running around in a field, along with a peregrine falcon plucking the feathers from her “lunch”.

The eye and brain (and optic nerve and eye socket and eye lid and all the other bits that facilitate our sight) are amazing pieces of engineering.

And the world tells me that this evolved!

In order for sight to bring a competitive advantage it would all have had to evolve at the same time.

For example what advantage has an eyeball without an optic nerve to take the signals to the brain; what advantage has a hole in the skull without an eyeball etc.

Also, my Bible tells me that everything in this universe was created as an act of God’s will through Jesus Christ (Hebrews 1 v 2 and Colossians 1 v 16 and 17).

Sight is a wonderful example of the creative power of Almighty God, an awesome tool to enjoy this amazing creation that we live in.

Pop out today and have a look around you, or even take a look at your open hand.

What detail, what structure, what a marvellous creation.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for Your wonderful creation, and thank you Lord that you created me”.

Psalm 139 v 14…..I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well

DIG for Wednesday the 8th of April…..Jesus, right from the first verse…..Genesis 1 v 1

I often say that Jesus can be seen in the Old Testament; we do not just start reading about Jesus in the book of Matthew.

Indeed Jesus is mentioned in Genesis 1 v 1.

The Hebrew word for God used in this verse is el-o-hem and of course means God.

It however is a strange word in that it means singular but also plural at the same time, so it could actually be translated as Gods or Divine Ones.

We of course know that this word must be talking about the Trinity, about God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

Genesis 1 v 1 clearly says that God (or Divine Ones) were the agents of creation, God created the heaven and the earth.

There are various verses in the New Testament that define Jesus as being the agent of creation.

Hebrews 1 v 2 talks about the Son of God having made the worlds; this is talking about Jesus.

Colossians 1 v 16 says Jesus (verse 13 makes it clear we are talking about Jesus) created all things in heaven and earth and that all things were created by Him and for Him.

Jesus, the Word or the Logos, was in existence before creation, being God and being with God (John 1 v 1).

So Genesis 1 v 1 is talking about Jesus; Jesus is in the Bible right from the first verse, and He is there right until the end (Revelation 22 v 21).

The whole Bible is about Jesus, our God and King.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Father for the Lord Jesus Christ, our Lord, our God and our King”.

Genesis 1 v 1…..”In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth”.

DIG for Saturday the 31st of May…..the osprey and the potato; both wonders of creation…..Colossians 1 v 16

I had the pleasure this morning of going out for a walk with Nunsy down at the mouth of the River Lossie, enjoying wandering along watching the wildlife on the water.

I commented that I hadn’t seen an osprey this year yet, and seconds later one came into view.

I have to tell you that the osprey is one of my favourite birds; it is majestic and powerful, and how it migrates between Scotland and Africa is amazing to me.

The osprey is a wonder of engineering, the way it can fly, hover and dive, coming back up with a fish.

Then on the way home we were driving past a field of potatoes and I though what a marvel of nature this humble plant is.

I said so to Nunsy and I think she thought I had gone mad!

But a potato plant can do what man cannot do; it can take water and carbon dioxide, and using energy from sunlight make its own food (and ours) through the process of photosynthesis.

Have you ever sat down and thought about the process of photosynthesis?

It is absolutely amazing and mind blowing!

Only an infinitely intelligent Creator God could come up with photosynthesis; it could never evolve.

Photosynthesis requires multiple chemical pathways and electron transport chains, numerous proteins and other chemical compounds and various different cell structures.

For photosynthesis to occur these all need to be in place and all working; how could this process and other processes such as respiration evolve from nothing?

They are processes that only work in their entirety; remove one protein or cell structure and the whole process falls apart.

Ospreys and potatoes are both marvels of creation, created by God through Jesus (Colossians 1 v 16 and Hebrews 1 v 2).

In their own way they are both marvelous and amazing, both awesome, displaying the wonderful creative power of our Living and Loving God.

Yes, even the humble potato plant screams out that there is a God!

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for your wonderful creation and thank you that you created me”.

Colossians 1 v 16…..For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: and all things were created by him, and for him