It's All Good
And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. ~Genesis 1:31
The closing verse of Genesis 1 summarizes all of God’s creation: “And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.” That is a powerful testimony to the greatness, goodness, and glory of God. In Psalm 19:1 David said, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.” Both day and night testify of God’s goodness. When we behold the majesty of the oceans, the mountains, the vastness of the wilderness, and all of the intricacies of creation, how could we not wonder how great God is?
There is the originality of God’s goodness.
The first six days of creation laid out the grand master plan of God. There is the day, the night, the continents, the oceans, the marine life, the animal life, the fowls of the air, and the creation of God’s most prized creation, mankind. Everything was planned, perfect, and prolific. Every thing that was made had the autograph of God upon it. It could not be any better than how God made it. It is original and speaks volumes of the carefulness and intelligent design of God.
There is the order in God’s goodness.
God set the time of the day, the order of the seasons, and how the planets would rotate around the sun. There is nothing disorderly or confusing about how God created things. God is not haphazard or do things by chance. His goodness demonstrates to us how the things that are testify of a master Creator. God was sharing His goodness with man in mind when He began creation.
There is the omnipotence in God’s goodness.
Hebrews 11:3 states, “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” Creation was not spontaneous. Creation was not the result of a big bang explosion. No, God’s power was at work making things happen. There was perfect balance. There was perfect consideration. He spoke the Word, and it happened. Creation testifies of the great power of God. God’s greatness speaks to us about His goodness.
There is the obligation to God’s goodness.
All of creation’s goodness demands that we give glory and honor to God. When was the last time you looked at the clear blue sky, the vast ocean waves, the stars on an unclouded night, the majestic mountains, or the little insects as they scurry about, and thanked the Lord for His goodness? God saw every thing that He had made, and it was very good. No one can or ever will improve on God’s goodness. God is always better to us than we deserve.
Let’s determine to be less critical and more thankful. Let’s pause more often and consider the greatness of God about us. Let’s remember that at the end of the sixth day, God saw every thing that He had made, and it was very good!
Have a thankful God Morning!
Bible Reading Schedule: 2 Samuel 16-18