104:6 the waters. God created the waters and ordered them in rivers, lakes, and oceans. In the religions of the surrounding nations, the sea is a symbol of chaos and disorder. Their pantheistic theology deifies the sea and sets it against the gods of order. The Bible uses this imagery, but disallows the polytheistic theology (Ps. 18:4; 46:2, 3; 74:13–15; Nah. 1).