For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. ~Colossians 1:16-17
The Bible begins with, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” This is the starting point for everything. It establishes the eternality and preexistence of God. It establishes God as being sovereign, Lord, immutable, and completely in control. It predisposes that God is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient. God began with nothing and created, that is, He put into existence, the heavens and the earth. This morning, let us reflect on God, our Creator.
We see the God of creation.
The very name of God in Hebrew, Elohim, declares God in His Person, His power, and His preeminence. Elohim incorporates the entire Godhead. In Genesis 1:1, God is involved in creation. In Genesis 1:2, the Spirit of God is involved in creation. In John 1:1-2 and Colossians 1:16-17, the Lord Jesus Christ is involved in creation. All creation exists because of Him. All creation is sustained because of Him. There is nothing in all of the natural and cosmic wonders of this universe that came about without God. All things were created by Him. He is the God of all creation!
We see the greatness in creation.
“By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth” (Psalm 33:6). “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” (Hebrews 11:3). God spoke all things into existence. Everything that was made came about by the Word of the Lord. The same Word that created is the same Word that convicts. What greatness in creation that everything was spoken into existence!
We see the glory in creation.
“All things were created by him, and for him....” God made all things for His glory. The beauty of the sights, sounds, and setting of creation points to God. The incredible power of a rushing river, a descending waterfall, the ocean waves, the thunder and lightning in a storm, the radiance of the rays of the sun, and the brightness of the light of the moon all point to a God Who is deserving of glory and praise. God shares His love through creation, and in return, creation is to acknowledge and worship Him. Each of us is the highest order of His creation and, as such, should make it a point to glorify and worship Him always.
We see the goodness in creation.
God said that everything about creation was good. On that sixth day, He declared everything as being very good. It is good to behold. It is good to enjoy. It is good to study. It is good because all of creation points to the goodness of God in each of our lives. By calling all creation good, God gave us His best and wants us to enjoy it for its benefits.
We see the gospel in creation.
“Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse” (Romans 1:19-20). There is enough in creation that speaks of the need for man to draw near and to acknowledge his need for God. Creation by itself speaks of God’s love, mercy, and faithfulness. It points to our finite and limited power. It clearly points us to God for our eternal salvation.
Creation clearly is the evidence of God’s majesty, might, and monarchy. Take time today to reflect on the purpose in creation and to draw near to God and worship Him for His goodness. Thank Him for the salvation that He freely extended to you so that you could be a son of God.
Have a worshipful God Morning!
Bible Reading Schedule: Genesis 27-29