"Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 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" (Rom. 1:19-20) "But ask now even the beasts - they shall teach it thee; And the birds of heaven - they shall declare it to thee: Or look thoughtfully to the ground - it shall teach it thee; And the fish of the sea shall tell it thee. Who would not recognise in all this That the hand of Jehovah hath wrought this, In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, And the breath of all mankind?" (Job 12:7-10)
We see wisdom in nature. "How wonderful are all thy works, In wisdom hast thou made them all" (Ps. 104:24). Proofs of divine providence are everywhere. The FLIGHT of birds preceded the invention of the airplane. They seem to have a COMPASS in their heads when they migrate. The chambered nautilus and cuttlefish use FLOTATION TANKS to descend and ascend in the ocean as submarines do today. Octopus and squid employ JET PROPULSION. Bats and dolphins use SONAR. Some reptiles and sea birds are able to DESALINATE sea water. CIANIDE-SHOOTING dragon millipedes; INFRARED VISION of vipers, boas and pythons; 600-volt shock ELECTRIC eels. If the world contains some noxious and poisonous creatures to be instruments of God's justice and vengeance, that also is proof of His existence. But many useful, beautiful, pleasurable, and helpful plants and animals show us his benevolence and kindness. The sheep provides WOOL. The bee provides HONEY. The cow MILK. The vine WINE. The olive OIL. Apples, cherries, plums and figs all grow on FRUIT trees. The earth gives us SALT and COAL and fuel OIL. The sun provides LIGHT and HEAT. In short, nature was designed for man's benefit. Man has done well to copy nature's builders. The hexagonal honeycomb design happens to be the strongest and most efficient structure to store honey with the least wax. Termites AIR-CONDITION their homes with water. The termite mound is a self-cooling building. Ventilation holes allow cool air to pass through while warm air shafts vent up hot air so the building remains cool in the daytime. Hornets, wasps and yellow jackets manufacture PAPER. Glowworms and fireflys generate LIGHT. Microscopic bacteria have ROTARY MOTORS that they can run forward or in reverse. Microscopic plants, insects, fish and trees each employ some kind of "ANTIFREEZE."