‘…man [can] use his scientific discoveries in the advancement of human welfare.’
Often times, science and God are put on opposing sides of an argument. However, science simply details and describes the wondrous works and designs of God, and can be a great tool in the hand of His people to improve human welfare, something surely close to the heart of our Father in heaven.
Simply, science says how, but God says why. Science can tell us how things in life happen, but God gives us the reason why life happens.
In Job 38 we read of the wondrous works of God, then, a few pages forward in Psalm 111, we read;
Praise the Lord!
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,
in the company of the upright, in the congregation.
Great are the works of the Lord,
studied by all who delight in them.
God’s wonderful work invites us to study it.
Whether it be science, history, theology, philosophy…God’s great works deserve study. The greatness of God’s work invites close study.
“There is a science laboratory in Cambridge, England, called the Cavendish Laboratory, named after the eighteenth-century English chemist and physicist Sir Henry Cavendish (1731–1810). It is distinguished by having the words of Psalm 111:2 inscribed over the entrance to its building as a charter for every believing scientist: Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them.”
So, science and God…opposing sides, no!
Working together to declare His majesty and wondrous works, yes!