God created the universe and all life, and he is also the sustainer of life. God created man in his own image and brought himself to earth as a human being in Jesus Christ. God has entrusted man with the stewardship of creation and in this beautiful creation of God we can see and perceive God. When a person is saved through faith in Jesus Christ, he or she is born again and becomes a new creation. In the future, God will create a new heaven and a new earth.
“1In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.” (Ge 1:1–3)
“26Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. 28And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”” (Ge 1:26–28)
“6“You are the Lord, you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships you.” (Ne 9:6)
“16For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.” (Col 1:16)
“45so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” (Mt 5:45)
“20For 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.” (Ro 1:20)
“1The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” (Ps 19:1)
“17Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” (2 Co 5:17)
“1Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.” (Re 21:1)
- What does it mean that God created the earth in 6 days?
- How should we humans care for and steward God’s creation?
- How does creation bear witness to God?
- What does it mean to become “a new creation” when you are saved?
Additional Bible Verses
Ac 17:26-28, Job 33:4, Ge 8:22, 2Pe 3:7