Wisdom is essential to all of life, for by it God created everything, including his creation.
The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding He established the heavens; by His knowledge the depths were broken up, and clouds drop down the dew. ~Proverbs 3:19-20 (NKJV)
The person who walks according to God’s wisdom can sing, “This is my Father’s world,” and mean it. The wisdom of God brought everything into being, including what science calls “the laws of nature.” Obey these laws and creation will work with you; disobey them and nature will work against you.
People in the so-called “New Age” movement try to be “at one” with creation, but they’re doomed to fail because they reject the wisdom of God. Christians who live by God’s wisdom will be good stewards of His creation and will use His gifts for His glory.
O Lord, what a variety of things you have made! In wisdom you have made them all. The earth is full of your creatures. ~ Psalm 104:24 (NLT)
Creation filled with stunning variety, reveals the vibrant creativity, goodness, and wisdom of our loving God. As you observe your natural surroundings, thank God for his creativity. Take a fresh look at people, seeing God’s unique creation with their special individual talents, abilities, and gifts.
The Beginning Of Creation
We sometimes wonder how our world came to be. But here we find the answer. God created the earth and everything in it and made humans like himself. Although we may not understand the complexity of just how he did it, it is clear that God did create all life and this shows not only God’s authority over humanity but his deep love for all creation.
The Account of Creation
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. ~Genesis 1:1
The simple statement “God created the heavens and the earth” is one of the most challenging concepts confronting the modern mind. The vast galaxy we live in is spinning at the incredible speed of 490,000 miles per hour. But even at this breakneck speed, our universe still needs 200 million years to make one rotation. And there are over one billion other galaxies just like ours in the universe.
Some scientists say that the number of stars in creation is equal to all the grains of sand on all the beaches of the world. This complex sea of spinning stars functions with remarkable order and efficiency. To say that the universe “just happened” or “evolved” requires more faith than to believe that God is behind these amazing statistics. God did create an incredible world.
God did not need to create the world; he chose to create it. Why? God is love, and love is best expressed toward something or someone else – so God created the world and people as an expression of his love. We should avoid reducing God’s creation to merely scientific terms. Remember that God created the universe because of love.
The Creation Story
The creation story teaches us much about God and ourselves. First, we learn about God:
- He is creative;
- As the Creator, he is distinct from his creation;
- He is eternal and in control of the world.
We also learn about ourselves:
- Since God chose to create us, we are valuable in his eyes;
- We are more important than the animals.
Just How Did God Create The Earth?
The creation of the earth is still a subject of great debate. Some say that with a sudden explosion, the universe appeared. Others say God started the process and then the universe evolved over billions of years. Almost every ancient religion has its story to explain how the earth came to be. And nearly every scientist has an opinion on the origin of the universe. But only the Bible shows one supreme God creating the world out of his great love and giving all people a unique place in it. We may never know exactly how God created the earth, but the Bible tells us that God did create it. That fact alone gives worth and dignity to all people.
Who Created God?
To ask that question is to assume there was another creator before God. At some time, however, we are forced to stop asking this issue and realize that there has to be something that has always existed. God is that infinite Being who has always been and who was created by no one, and this is difficult to understand because finite minds cannot comprehend the infinite. For example, we can try to think of the highest number, but we can’t do it. Likewise, we must not limit the infinite God by our limited understanding.
I hope you have enjoyed today’s blog post on God’s creation. I know I have. I love to learn about God’s creation. How about you, do you like to learn about God’s creation?
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