“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)
Our text verse shows us that God is the Sovereign Creator of all things. The very first lesson in the Bible is a theology lesson. God created everything out of nothing. I personally like to say that God makes something out of nothing. (He certainly made something out of my life, which was nothing!) As Sovereign Creator, He has the absolute, infinite, and perfect power and control over everything.
God is all powerful. God is all Power. (Compare John 1:1-3; Hebrews 1:1-3.) The Power of God is known in His creative Word – God spoke all things into being. Therefore, His Word stands sure because of His absolute power.
The question is often asked: “Who created God?”
It would require one greater than God to create God, and there can be none greater than God, or else God would not be God. So we deduce that God could not be created. God is God without any cause or influence; He alone simply is, without being bound to time or space limitations; He is eternal and omnipresent. This is the meaning contained in the divine name, “I AM” (Exodus 3:14). God is self-existent.
As the Book of Genesis begins, we have the picture of God’s omnipotence on full display. Rather than using pre-existing material, as many religions claim, the God of the Bible speaks with universe-creating power and authority. This God can do all things (Luke 1:37). This is the power of His Word.
Now apply this view of God to your own life. God has made many promises to His children, binding Himself to the performance of such, because He cannot lie (Hebrews 6:18). Our hope then is in the faithfulness of an unfailing God. Let this view of God’s Sovereignty assure your heart and strengthen your faith in the certainty of His Goodness toward us.
Do you have a need that seems too great to meet? The same God that spoke the universe into being can speak peace to your storm. He can speak blessings over your life. He can speak provision for your need. Trust God. Seek God. Believe God. And finally, wait on God. Nothing is beyond His control; and we have the full assurance of His Love (John 3:16).
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