Genesis 1:1 (ESV) — 1 “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”
Today is Worldview Sunday. Our sermon will be focused on “origins”. We can learn so much about God through His creation of the universe. Just consider for a few moments the above first verse in the Bible (Genesis 1:1).
Here are several truths about God’s nature and character from this verse:
- There is indeed a God. Though atheists will debate this truth, the Bible from the very first verse states this truth.
- There is only one God. This truth rejects polytheism that says there are many gods.
- God created the universe. This truth rejects naturalism that states that everything is based in natural properties.
- God is separate from His creation. He is not a part of the heavens and the earth. This truth rejects pantheism that states that the universe is divine and all is God.
- God created the universe at a point in time. This truth rejects Platonism which teaches that the universe is eternal.
How marvelous are the works of our God! All He created was “very good”. Even though humans and creation has fallen, it is still glorious. One day there will be a new heaven and earth and we will be at rest in God. For the believer, there is no need to fear our Creator. He loves us, He died for us, and He will make all things “very good” again.
“Dear Jesus, Thank you for creating this beautiful universe. I worship You not only for what You have done, but who You are. You are the great Creator who sustains all things by the word of Your power. Though You are high and lifted up, You also love me and died on the cross for my sins. I look forward to the restoration of all creation. In the meantime, remind me that I am Your workmanship, created to do good works. Amen.”