Science is a beautiful subject
and an inherently good pursuit. Observing and studying creation ought to point us to the Creator and illicit a response of humility and worship of God. Unfortunately, science can be twisted by the human heart into something self-promoting and God-denying.
The benefit of science
God created us with inquiring minds and set us in a world full of beauty to appreciate and observe. By admiring and appreciating God’s creation we are helped to admire and appreciate God. By observing and learning about His creation we can learn about God’s character and admire Him all the more as the Creator.
God reveals himself to us by His word. We have His word written down in the Bible but we also have his word of creation. Since God spoke the world into existence, we see the effects of his word all around us. In Psalm 19:1-2, David writes that the beauty of the sky speaks volumes about God. “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” David appreciates the aesthetics of the heavens, but he also notes the glory of the sun in verse 6 and its power to give off heat. “It’s rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them, and there is nothing hidden from its heat.” Both the beauty and the power of what David observes in the sky give him reason to praise God.
While our modern conception of the scientific method wasn’t articulated until much more recently (see Rev. Bruce Hoyt’s article for more on this), there are a few examples in Scripture where we see the observ