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April 19, 2018

Great are the works of the Lord; they are studied by all who delight in them.

Psalm 111:2

When the Cavendish Physics Laboratory at Cambridge University in England was built in 1874, this verse was inscribed in Latin over the great oak door. Amazingly, in 1973 when a new lab was built, a PhD student suggested that the verse be placed over the entrance to the new facility. It was agreed and the English inscription is still there today.

At least some of those scientists recognized that all creation is the great works of God’s hand and should be studied by those who delight in them. This Psalm certainly refers to the glories of creation, but it speaks more of the redemption and provision God has provided for His people.

The word “studied” means to “seek with care”, to “study and interpret”, to “investigate”. We can seek with care and investigate the works of God shared with us in Psalm 111.

This is the subject of this week's Bible study at the West Virginia state capitol.

Please continue to pray for us as we seek to share God's Word and minister to the legislators, elected officials, staff, and lobbyists who serve at the capitol and around the state.

Tim Pauley

Capitol Commission West Virginia