Bible Verse: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1
Scripture Reading: Exodus 3:11-15; Acts 17:24-25; Colossians 1:15-17
What is the most spectacular thing you have ever seen? I love the mountains, and every time I drive and hike through mountains in North America, it has often led to an overwhelming sense of awe. This planet is filled with spectacular things to see and experience, but each one is only a glimpse into the mind and handiwork of the Artist who created them.
God tells us something about Himself in the very first verse of the Bible: “In the beginning, God…” Before the earth, sky, or universe was created – God existed. God is eternal, meaning He has always been and always will be. Job 36:26 teaches us that “the number of His years is unsearchable.” God is unlimited by time or space (Psalm 90:2). When Jesus is called “the Alpha and Omega” in Revelation 21:6, He declares there is no start date or best-before date when it comes to God.
The eternal God does not need anything (Acts 17:24-25). When your body is hungry or tired, it tells you that you need something, but God is not like that. With God, the reality is the opposite – everything needs Him. The Creator of all things also holds all things together just by His words (Colossians 1:17; Hebrews 1:3). God does not need you. You need God.
God wants to do more than give you a set of rules to follow with your life. One of the most critical roles of the Bible is to help you see who God is so you can know more about who you are.
Yesterday, we looked at how God commands our worship and love. Today, we are beginning to glimpse why He is worthy of your worship. Nothing is like Him. He is holy! This means so much more than His perfection. His holiness means there is nothing that has ever existed like Him. He transcends anything you have known, experienced, or imagined.
The next time you see something spectacular, sit in awe of the One who created it.
Prayer: God, help me to see how awesome and spectacular You are. Help my human mind to grasp even a tiny bit of Your greatness.
Reflection: What grabs your attention as being amazing or awesome? Think about how this gives you a taste of what God is like.
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