When you stand in front of breathtaking nature, you will lose your voice. None of your words could describe the Master’s handiwork. You try to capture the beauty, but your camera lenses are not big or wide enough. Our Creator created the universe by His spoken Word. “Let there be …”
Our world is surrounded so much by His art; golden sky in dawn, red wine hue in dusk, flashing lightning and rumbling thunder, bright blue moonlight, soaring mountains, vast oceans teeming with life, you name it. Sometimes we get confused about the distinction between the Creator and creation. As a result, the wonders of creation become gods.
But the Scriptures clearly show the difference between the Creator and His creation.
Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”*
Psalm 90:2 “Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.”*
Romans 1:20 “For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.”*
Acts 17: 24-25 “The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything.”*
People casually talk in their conversations about “God” and “faith.” But I wonder what kind of gods do they talk about? The God who created heaven and earth? Or gods who were created by the Creator?
*English Standard Version (ESV)