Thursday, March 26, 2009

God's Sovereignty in Creation

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Genesis 1:1


Ever since I was a child God spoke to me through creation. There has never been a day where I have not been awed by it. I suppose though that could be said for the majority of people whether or not they believe in God. Many fight tooth and nail for a house with a view. Why is that? Because they see beauty in creation. Yet God is revealing Himself to them through creation:

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.
Romans 1:18-20


As a Christian this makes perfect sense! That feeling I get when in awe of stunning scenery or a crisp, clear night sky, the bright white moon crowning it I now know it to be not with what I see alone but with the fact God is revealing Himself through it. Amazing! I see a glimpse of His glory, His majesty, His greatness!

But sadly through the years, since the theory of evolution many professing Christians try to force this theory (evolution) into their faith thus denying God's sovereignty in creation and administration. To accept evolution is to deny the creation account in Genesis and thus deny the whole of Gods Word.

Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light.....Then God said...and it was so.
Genesis 1:3,9


Here we see God's sovereignty. He said and it was so. Therefore who are we to take the creation account, label it as myth, take a theory and make it fact because it is labelled "science". This requires MORE faith! All through the Bible we see God said and it was so (the plagues in Egypt, commanding weather, the fiery furnace even). Therefore, again, to deny the creative account in Genesis is to deny God's sovereignty elsewhere through the Bible. Deny His sovereignty you deny He is God. Or as Pink put it:

To say that God is sovereign is to say that God is God A.W.Pink.


God rules over all His creation.

The LORD has established His throne in heaven, And His kingdom rules over all.
Psalm 103:19


We see this everyday. If God were to withdraw His governing hand from creation I dare say everything would be destroyed in moments. Everything would be in chaos! Take the weather, when we complain about it we are really murmuring against God. 'Deny that God is governing matter,deny that He is "upholding all things by the word of His power" (Heb 1:3), and all sense of security is Gone!-A.W.Pink. How true!

In meditation of the sovereignty, majesty and greatness of God I finish with a verse taken from Psalm 104. If you can I recommend turning to the whole Psalm.

O LORD, how manifold are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all.
Psalm 104

7 comments:

Bobby Mosteller said...

i have just stumbled on to this blog and I have to say that I am glad I did. Keep up the good work.

I love the Pink quote. Sometimes it seems we get so messed up with trying to figure God out instead of taking him at his Word and just enjoying his creation.

I think it was Tozer who said, "You can see God in everything if you are looking".

Peace, BM

Geraldine said...

Welcome Bobby!

"Sometimes it seems we get so messed up with trying to figure God out instead of taking him at his Word and just enjoying his creation."

That is so true! Not enjoying His creation only but enjoying Him! And i find thats something all the more special when we glimpse Him in His works, if that makes sense!

Geraldine

Betsy Markman said...

A hearty AMEN to this one!

Jennifer said...

Wow, Geraldine you are really on a roll this month! I concur - the Pink quote is great. And I love what you said about a house with a view. So true!

Natasa said...

beautiful post... and so true... and I never admired God creativity more as when I studied for biochemistry in university...

Daughter, Arise! said...

I love this post. This reminded me of a quote I read that has become a constant prayer: 'Grant me to recognize in others (and in creation-my addition), Lord God, the radiance of your own face.'
Teilhard de Chardin

Even when we feel that God is far away, we have but to look around and glory in all that He has created. He never leaves us and never forsakes us.

Good to have you back Geraldine :o)
sonya

Geraldine said...

"Even when we feel that God is far away, we have but to look around and glory in all that He has created."

Amen!!!! I was just thinking that today when i saw how amazing the hills here looked in the spring sun. I was then also struck with reverence and awe for God! How amazing is our God!!!

Thank you Sonya