Over the course of 2024, New Life is leading a charge to read through the Bible in a year so that we can know and understand God’s word and Truth. If you would like to read through the Bible daily, check out the options here. While we share devotionals on a lot of the readings, we don’t cover all that we can possibly learn. Today, as we look at the past week’s reading, we want to focus on God, the Creator.
As we read the creation account in Genesis 1-2, we are amazed at the power and glory of God demonstrated through His creation. In just six days, God shaped the heavens and the earth, bringing order out of chaos. With the power of His voice, He called all things into being – light, sky, land, seas, vegetation, sun, moon, stars, birds, fish, animals, and finally man and woman. It was so amazing that the psalmist wonders at the majesty of God, the creator in Psalm 2. In verses 4-5, he writes, “The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them. He rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath.” God, the Creator rules over all as King, and His enemies are like nothing before His might.
The reality is, it can be easy for us to lose sight of the glory and power of God. But the creation accounts in the Bible anchor us in the truth – this is the God who brought forth light, shaped the mountains, filled the seas, and formed humanity out of dust. He rules over all things as eternal King. We must approach Him with awe and submit our lives to His supreme authority.
As we walk through the majesty of creation, whether taking in the beauty of a sunrise or watching leaves bud on the trees in spring, we must remember the one who spoke it all into being. He is the Lord of heaven and earth, glorious in power and worthy of all praise. May we live our lives as a response of praise to the God who shaped the universe and yet knows each of us. God is many things, but let us not forget that He is the Creator of all.
If you would like to start reading the Bible daily this year, click here for 5 different reading plans.