All to Bring Him Glory

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You will be living in Genesis 1 and 2 this week. Skim over it this morning, asking God to open your eyes to what He has to teach you.

“Then God said, “Let the earth produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that crawl, and the wildlife of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so. So God made the wildlife of the earth according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and creatures that crawl on the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.” —Genesis 1:24-25

Writers create a setting in which to tell the story. It provides the backdrop for the story, but also sets the mood. Read Genesis 1:1-25 in your Bible. What does this passage tell you about the setting God created for His story?

Dig deeper by thinking through these questions:

Think about what you learned yesterday. How do these verses further acknowledge God as the main character of Scripture? Explain.

Note all the times God said that His creation was good in these verses. What does that help you to understand about the world God had created? Why?

God had created a perfect world where all things proclaimed His glory and worked according to His intention. While the world we live in bears the scars of sin, how do you see glimpses of that perfect world’s beauty and harmony today?

The Point

God created a perfect setting in which His story would unfold, one where His creation could experience the joy of His presence and glorify Him.

Respond

Creation was meant to bring glory to the Creator. Think about the glimpses of beauty and harmony you see in the world today that you just listed. Praise God for the ways you see even creation giving glory to Him. Sketch or record your prayer in your journal.

For Further Study:

Read Psalms 19 and 148; Isaiah 55:12; and Romans 1:20.

Behind the Story

In the pagan cultures that surrounded God’s people, the moon and sun were worshiped as gods. That may be why the usual Hebrew words for moon and sun are avoided in the Genesis creation account. (See Gen. 1:16.) It is clear from this account that the sun and moon are not deities to be revered or worshiped, but rather made to serve God and humanity.


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