June 25: The Creator

Read John 1:1-4

God is the creator of all. He created the heavens and the earth and everything in it. He created you and me. Until we can fully and completely recognize that we were made by God, we miss out on who we actually are.

We’re quickly introduced to God as THE Creator in Genesis 1. He is not just creative, but the One that created (John 1:3). He created something from nothing and he continues to create. The name given to God in the Hebrew language in Genesis 1 is, “Elohim.” The basic meaning behind the name Elohim is strength and power. God’s creation shows just how awesome he is! And you’ll see in the Psalms how God’s creation declares His glory (Psalm 19:1)!

God didn’t stop after He created the heavens, the earth, day and night, plants and animals because He created his most prized creation, you and me! Everything about you was God’s intention for you. Everything about your personhood was creatively knit together by God himself. Nothing about you was an accident or thoughtless. How you are wired is intended for God’s glory (Psalm 139)!

Even after the creation story in Genesis, God continues to create! Since we are separated from God because of sin, and because sin leads to death, we are left with only one solution, surrender to THE Creator. When we confess our sin, God is faithful and just and will purify us from unrighteousness. He takes what is dead, and creates life. Check out 2 Corinthians 5:17 today, God creates something new when we give our lives to Him. He is our Creator.

We oftentimes will worship God as our Creator on Sundays and discredit his work throughout the week with our actions. This is because we are dissatisfied with who God created us to be. As Creator, He is the only one that gives life. The instant we look beyond Him for life, we become enslaved to whatever we think will give us life. Let’s worship God, THE Creator this week. Let’s look to Him for life…real life!

Reflection Questions:

  • Where are you looking to find life?
  • What would it look like if you truly lived like everything was created by God and to give glory to Him?

 

RJS

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