There is nothing in the ordinary course of nature, throughout the whole frame of heaven and earth, which does not invite us to the contemplation of God. . .It is worse than irrational, it is monstrous, that men are not moved at God’s voice, when it has such power and influence on wild beasts.  It is base ingratitude, indeed, in men not to perceive His providence and government in the whole course of nature, but it is a detestable insensibility that at least His unusual and extraordinary works, which compel even wild beasts to obey Him, will not teach them wisdom. – John Calvin (1509-1564), commenting on Psalm 29.

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