God Made Everything Very Good

Genesis 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made , and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Everything that God made is described as “very good”.  This indicates the perfect nature of God’s creation.  Sin had not entered the universe at this point.  Adam and Eve are best thought of as “innocent”—they had the ability to sin, but had not done so yet.

There are some logical conclusions to this sinless state.  First, physical death was not a possibility.  Sin brought sickness, pain, suffering, and death as is seen in Genesis 3 and numerous other passages in the Bible. Continue reading

Land Appears, Plants Made

God is purposeful and organized in all He does.  After creating the firmament, He makes the next thing necessary for His plan–dry land.

Genesis 1:9-10  And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.  10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

The words “one place” do not necessarily mean that there was one body of water since “seas” later in the verse is plural.  The idea is that the land and seas would be distinct from each other.  Each would have its place in the world. Continue reading

Who Is Like God?

Isaiah 40:18 To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him?

This simple verse communicates a profound truth by way of a rhetorical question.  Nobody can be compared to God.  He is unique in His essence, quality, and character.  He is the Creator and He is transcendent from His creation. Continue reading

The Word Was God

John 1:1-3

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  2 The same was in the beginning with God.  3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

In John’s writings, he often refers to Jesus Christ as “the Word”.  Jesus is the living Word of God.  He is the only Person Who lived up to the standards of God’s Word while on the Earth.  When He spoke, people heard the Word of God.  For these reasons and more, Jesus is truly “the Word”. Continue reading