Adam-The First Scientist (Genesis 2:17-18)

And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them:and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
Genesis 2:17-18

Adam was the first scientist. God gave him the task of naming all the animals. So Adam was also the first biologist, zoologist, and taxonomist. You name the scientific specialty and it could be applied to Adam! Adam’s knowledge was passed down through the ages. Who knows how close the original names that Adam gave to each animal resemble the names we currently use?

I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.
Psalm 9:1

One need only look and observe God’s Creation to be compelled to share it with others. A scientist may delve deep into the mechanisms of life but with each descent, even more mysteries emerge. And with each profound discovery, the even greater layers of complexity and wonders that exist should direct one to the awesomeness of our Creator.

...for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.
1 Samuel 2:3

Knowledge is important and esteemed in God’s eyes. But knowledge for knowledge's sake is meaningless and futile unless it leads us to God, who is the source of all knowledge. Take a look at the world around you. Like Adam, you can marvel at the complexity of God’s creation and be thankful to a merciful and loving God who created a world with such diversity and wonder, all waiting for us to discover it!

Love and respect the Lord; seek His will in your life.