Passages from the Torah Encouraging Examination of the Signs Leading to Faith

For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be. (Psalms, 139:13-16)

Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He Who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of His great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing… The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom. (Isaiah, 40:26-28)

Others went out on the sea in ships; they were merchants on the mighty waters. They saw the works of the Lord, His wonderful deeds in the deep. (Psalms, 107:23-24)

This is what the Lord says—your Redeemer, Who formed you in the womb: I am the Lord, Who has made all things, Who alone stretched out the heavens, Who spread out the earth by Myself… (Isaiah, 44:24)

I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember Your miracles of long ago. I will meditate on all Your works and consider all Your mighty deeds. (Psalms, 77:11-12)

Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders You have done. The things You planned for us no one can recount to You; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare. (Psalms, 40:5)

Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them. Glorious and majestic are His deeds… He has caused His wonders to be remembered; the Lord is gracious and compassionate. (Psalms, 111:2-4)

Let them give thanks to the Lord for His unfailing love and His wonderful deeds for men, for He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things. (Psalms, 107:8-9)

You will have plenty to eat, until you are full, and you will praise the name of the Lord your God, Who has worked wonders for you… (Joel, 2:26)

… I will meditate on Your wonderful works. They will tell of the power of Your awesome works, and I will proclaim Your great deeds. (Psalms, 145:5-6)

For You are great and do marvelous deeds; You alone are God. (Psalms, 86:10)

… Teach me Your decrees. Let me understand the teaching of Your precepts; then I will meditate on Your wonders. (Psalms, 119:26-27)

Praise be to the Lord God… Who alone does marvelous deeds. (Psalms, 72:18)

… He Who made the earth, the Lord Who formed it and established it—the Lord is His name. (Jeremiah, 33:2)

He Who forms the mountains, creates the wind, and reveals His thoughts to man, He Who turns dawn to darkness, and treads the high places of the earth—the Lord God Almighty is His name. (Amos, 4:13)

He Who made the Pleiades and Orion, Who turns blackness into dawn and darkens day into night, Who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out over the face of the land—the Lord is His name. (Amos, 5:8)

… You forget the Lord your Maker, Who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth… (Isaiah, 51:13)

For this is what the Lord says –He Who created the heavens, He is God; He Who fashioned and made the Earth, He founded it; He did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited- He says: “I am the Lord, and there is no other.” (Isaiah, 45:18)

I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the Lord, do all these things. (Isaiah, 45:7)

Did not He Who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same One form us both within our mothers? (Job, 31:15)

Ears that hear and eyes that see—the Lord has made them both. (Proverbs, 20:12)

… The Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them… (Psalms, 146:6)

This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created. When the Lord God made the earth and the heavens—and no shrub of the field had yet appeared on the earth and no plant of the field had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no man to work the ground, but streams came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground—the Lord God formed the Adam from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. (Genesis, 2:4-7)

He [the Prophet Solomon (pbuh)] described plant life, from the cedar of Lebanon to the hyssop that grows out of walls. He also taught about animals and birds, reptiles and fish. Men of all nations came to listen to Solomon’s wisdom, sent by all the kings of the world, who had heard of his wisdom. (1 Kings, 4:33-34)

For, before the harvest, when the blossom is gone and the flower becomes a ripening grape… (Isaiah, 18:5)

Let us go early to the vineyards to see if the vines have budded, if their blossoms have opened, and if the pomegranates are in bloom… The mandrakes send out their fragrance, and at our doors are all sorts of fruit, both new and old… (Song of Solomon, 7:12-13)

I went down to the grove of nut trees to look at the new growth in the valley, to see if the vines had budded or the pomegranates were in bloom. (Song of Solomon, 6:11)

Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. (Genesis, 1:11)

… He shall blossom as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon. His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive-tree, and his fragrance as Lebanon. They that dwell under his shadow shall again make corn to grow, and shall blossom as the vine… (Hoshea, 14:6-8)

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