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Why did God create the world? – The Good News of Salvation Part 2

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. (Psalm 19:1-3)

Have you stopped to consider the amazing creation that surrounds you? It is springtime here in eastern Tennessee as I type this, and nature is bursting with new life and an abundance of beauty.

Just like an artist who creates a beautiful painting should receive recognition and fame – so God deserves all the glory for forming such an incredible creation!

God’s creation tells us about His nature and character. The vastness of the cosmos, the order of the universe, the staggering variety of creatures and plant life, the beauty and diversity of the world, and the consistency of design all reveal God’s immeasurable power and kindness to us. Take a moment to consider taste, sound, smell, color, and emotion. What good gifts from a good, good God to His creation! He is truly worthy of all our worship!

Study it Out

  1. How did God describe His creation in Genesis 1:31? Where do all good gifts come from according to James 1:16-18?
  2. What does Colossians 1:15-17 say about Jesus Christ’s continual care and control over creation? What does Matthew 6:26-28 tell us about God’s intimate knowledge of and care for even the birds and flowers?
  3. Psalm 8 shows us what should be our natural, humble response to the majesty of God’s creation and sovereign rule over all of creation. In the next post, we will look deeper into the Psalmist’s awe of God’s view of humanity and His goodness to us.