Read Genesis 1.
What was good? Everything God created. Really? Everything from the light and land to stars and man all of it was good. Why is that? Because God has a plan and specific purpose for everything He made. Let’s review.
Light – He created light to separate the darkness. He divided night which was dark and day which is light.
Heaven – He created a firmament to divide the waters above and below the heavens.
Land – He gathered the seas together in one place, so land would appear. Land was the foundation of the rest of His creation.
Plants – He created grass and herbs and fruit trees. All of these plants gave seed to repopulate themselves.
Stars – He created the stars, sun and moon for the specific purpose of being used for signs and seasons, giving light to the earth and to rule over day and night.
Water Creatures and Birds – He created everything that lives in the waters and the birds which fly above the waters. All of these were to be fruitful and multiply.
Land Animals – He created all the animals that dwell on land and each one being able to repopulate it self.
Man – He created man, in His own image, to have dominion over all He had created. He also expected man to be fruitful and multiply.
What does all this say about God, His purpose and plan for people?
(1) God is creator of all. He made everything we see and even the things we can’t see up in the heavens. He is all powerful, as everything was made by Him simply speaking it into existence. Nothing is too hard or impossible for God.
(2) God had a purpose for everything He made. There was nothing just thrown together on a spur of the moment. There was purpose in each creation. Thought and intention went into the making of all we see. Everything exists for a reason.
(3) Everything God created was good. After each thing He made, He’d step back and say “it was good.” In fact, in verse 31 it says “Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good.”
Lord God Almighty, hallow be your name your kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven. You desire all praise. You alone are worthy. You have every right to reign for you created it all with purpose. Thank you for your Word which leads to your truth. Enable us to understand you more. In Jesus’ name Amen.
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