The first part of the Apostles’ Creed says, “I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.” Similarly, the first verse of the Bible says, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).
What is the personal application of this truth for your life, though? Why is what you believe about creation so important? Well, what you believe about creation says a lot about what you believe about the Creator – God, the Father Almighty. If you believe in the God of the Bible, then you believe in God the Creator. This, of course, is incredibly applicable and personal for you because of a few obvious reasons.
1. YOU WERE CREATED.
You did not simply come to be by chance. You were created. Yes, a father and mother were instrumental in that happening, but from where did they (and all those before them) come? The Bible is very clear (in Genesis 1 and 2 and beyond) that you and I come from Adam and Eve, the first people created by God and the pinnacle of God’s creation.
Furthermore, God continues to be the One in control of creation. David knew this well when, inspired by the Holy Spirit of God, he wrote in Psalm 139, “For it was You who created my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I will praise You because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, and I know this very well” (verses 13-14). We can and should all pray such a prayer to the Lord Almighty, our Creator.
Because you are a created being by our Creator, creation and the Creator are personally applicable to you, no matter what you think or believe.
On Sunday morning, Lord willing, I will be preaching through John 1:1-18 and Genesis 1:1 on the incredible truth that “God Made Everything from Nothing.” The sermon will hopefully be available online HERE by Sunday evening. This amazing Creator made you, though, and that is personal. In fact, He desires a personal relationship with you.
2. YOU ARE LOVED.
I love how John 1 and Genesis 1 are so similar, and how John 1 really takes the creation account to the next level by applying it to our lives now and what we must do in response. You see, God loves you. He made you for His glory, and because of His love for you, He made a way for you to know Him personally. Do you? If you do not (or are unsure), please call on His name now.
The amazing application of creation for your life and the love God has for you is seen in and through His One and Only Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. God sent Him to this world because of His love for you. There is no greater example of love than Jesus. Unfortunately (and then fortunately), though, “He came to His own, and His own people did not receive Him. But to all who did receive Him, He gave them the right to be children of God, to those who believe in His name” (John 1:11-12).
Praise God! He loves you so much that you can be counted as one of His children if you simply trust in His Son. You can have eternal life if you believe in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ for your salvation.
You were created, and you are loved. God proved it through Jesus.
3. YOU HAVE PURPOSE.
Because of God’s incredible love for you in Christ Jesus, you have purpose. Above all else, your purpose is to know your Creator and help others to know the Creator. He is, after all, the One who knows you best and knows best what you need. Apart from knowing and walking with Him, you will never be fulfilled. The better you know and walk with Him, though, the more joy and fulfillment you will have.
God created you and loves you, and you have purpose.
I want to challenge and encourage you, then, to seek Him with all your heart by studying His Word – the Bible – each day, crying out to Him in prayer, and asking for His help to live according to His Word. By His grace and the power of His Spirit, He will enable you to do so, and no one who does ever lives to regret it. To God be the glory!