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“And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.’” (Genesis 1:3)
“And God said, ‘Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water…And it was so.” (Genesis 1:6 &7b, NASB)
The first chapter of Genesis tells the story of creation. A pattern quickly emerges as we read the account. First God speaks; then whatever He says happens. Sky, seas and dry ground, plants and trees, sun, moon and stars, sea creatures, birds and animals of every kind appear at the sound of God’s voice.
Over and over, the words repeat, “And/Then God said…And it was so” (Genesis 1:6-7, 9, 11, 14-15, 24, 29-30)
God spoke the world into existence. His word is fact. Consider what that means for us, in the twenty-first century.
God is powerful. If it took only the word of His mouth to create the universe, can any problem we face thwart His purpose for our lives?
God is faithful. Unlike us, God’s words and actions are perfectly united. What God says, He will do. “God is not human, that He should lie, not a human being, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise and not fulfill?” (Numbers 23:19)
Holy and Almighty God, I praise You, Lord, Creator of heaven and earth. Your power and Your faithfulness go far beyond my comprehension. All creation stands before me as an example of Your greatness. Help me to remember that You still speak. I want to trust You and not be afraid. Keep me in Your unfailing love. Amen
Questions: How does knowing God spoke the world into existence help you face your current circumstances? In what area of your life do you need a reminder of God’s faithfulness?