“And he made the Sea of cast bronze, ten cubits from one brim to the other; it was completely round. Its height was five cubits, and a line of thirty cubits measured its circumference. Below its brim were ornamental buds encircling it all around, ten to a cubit, all the way around the Sea. The ornamental buds were cast in two rows when it was cast.”
I Kings 7:23-24 NKJV
“And this is how you shall make it: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits. You shall make a window for the ark, and you shall finish it to a cubit from above, and set the door of the ark on its side. You shall make it with lower, second, and third decks.”
Genesis 6:15-16 NKJV
“So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalms 90:12 NKJV
Today, I was thinking about how mathematics has impacted our lives. Did you know the basic “code” of computers and devices is simply the numbers 0 and 1? Zero means numbers and one means on. Everything from gravity to how the Universe operates requires math. Time is mathematical. All structures around you require math. Digital currency is a series of digits and people are using mathematics to get rich. Oh, talking about rich, it is simply mathematical numbers and yet people look up to those who have more numbers to their name. Land ownership is mathematical too. Nation borders are based on numbers. People steal for numbers, wars are caused by numbers, money is measured by numbers and we work to earn numbers. Weather is number based.
Math has perfect rules too. You either get the right answer or a wrong answer. If your math isn’t right in your bank account, you could bounce a check. If the Universe isn’t mathematically perfect, we all die.
God is the best mathematician ever because He created it. His measurements and rules behind the numbers are perfect! They have to be for everything to run properly. We have grown technologically thanks to God allowing us to know some of the rules He created.
Now that much of what we value is purely numbers, let’s go deeper and discuss who created the number system in the first place? Without Him, the rules of how to use numbers would not exist, and neither would we.
Although numbers are important to build, create, and exist, they do not mean anything without a Creator. Thinking this way, we know where our true priority should lie and it’s not numbers.
by Kent Brosh a Kawaiaha’o Blog Contributor