January 29th 2010

See, Hear, Taste, Touch And Smell

“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.”

Romans 1:20 (NKJV) 

We can’t see, hear, taste, touch or smell electricity, but we know that it is there by faith and by evidence.  Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”   Even when electricity is not moving, we believe it can and will.  The evidence of electricity can be seen in electric light, heard in the sounds from our CD player, tasted as we eat our hot meals, felt in the warmth of our heaters and we smell it when we burn the toast!  

We can’t physically see, hear, taste, touch or smell God either, but we also know that he is there by faith and by evidence. 

*SEE – We see God in creation as mentioned in the scripture at the top.  Hebrews 11:3 says that “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.”

*HEAR – We can hear him through his Word, the Holy Bible.  (Hebrews 1:1-2).

*TASTE – Hebrews 6:4-5 speaks of “those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come.”

*FEEL – We feel him in our hearts as the Spirit renews us day by day (2 Corinthians 4:16).

*SMELL – The perfume of goodness and Christianity is evident when contrasted with the stench of evil.  “Ointment and perfume delight the heart, and the sweetness of a man’s friend gives delight by hearty counsel.” (Proverbs 27:9).

 2 Corinthians 4:18 assures us that, “We do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen.  For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”  Like the power of electricity, the power of God can make a difference in our lives, and then we can say as in 1 Timothy 1:17,  “To the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever.” 


We look in faith to you, Father in Heaven, to see, hear, taste, feel and smell the evidence of the power of your salvation through your son, Jesus Christ.


 Study by Nancy Silcox