The Case for Creation


        The Bible says that in the beginning, God created the heavens, the earth, and everything that is visible to man.  Secular and religious scholars, however, have adopted the belief that the biblical account of Creation is a product of Jewish mythology, rather than an actual occurrence. However, Christians have to remain adamant about Creation; knowing that God spoke the world into existence. 

Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. Heb 11:3 (KJV) 

Never doubt that God created all things. All of creation points to the fact that there was a Creator. The complexity of the things that have been created reveal the existence of a greater power; that is, God. Though scholars may provide numerous supports for their claims that it did not occur in this manner, do not be moved.

Do not be shaken because everything concerning Creation cannot be proven or explained. Just because men do not believe, does not make it false. God created the world and humankind in His likeness and image. Christians KNOW that God did it because of faith.

Prayer of the week:

“Lord, help me to trust in You as the Creator of all. I thank You for renewed faith and trust in Your eternal existence and power. Amen.”

In Spite of Me

Did I do that? Have you ever said that yourself? As Christians, sometimes we can make the same mistakes over again. Even after prayer and hearing sermons, we can still choose to conduct ourselves in a manner that is inconsistent with the faith of Jesus Christ.

Because of this, some feel that God will leave them and will not help them when they are in trouble because of their mistakes. However, the story of Abraham shows us that God may not always allow us to reap the consequences of bad decisions.

But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man's wife. Gen 20:3 (KJV)

Abraham lied to Abimelech, not revealing that Sarah was his wife. Just like with Pharaoh, Sarah was taken. However, we discover that God showed up to protect Sarah and Abraham, though they were in the wrong. What a demonstration of God’s graciousness!

On today, what mistakes have you made? Have you resolved to live with the consequences while not asking for God’s intervention? There are times when we will have to live with the consequences of bad decisions, but we find that God may show us mercy as He did Abraham. He did it in spite of their error. Just know that God will remain faithful to you, in spite of you. He will be faithful to me, in spite of me. Trust in His love and graciousness to bring you from the failures of the past and into successes of the future.

Prayer of the Week: 

“Lord, grant me grace to receive forgiveness and invite you into my present situation. You will be faithful unto the end. Amen.”

God is Just

Ever wonder why God allows certain things? Have you ever struggled with some of the biblical accounts of God’s judgment and justice? Some think that the righteous judgment of God is unfair and arbitrary. However, as Christians, we must trust in the goodness and justice of God. Abraham had to face his conceptions of God’s justice when God revealed His plans to judge Sodom and Gomorrah.

And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? Gen 18:23, 25b (KJV)

After hearing of God’s plans, Abraham asks God, in essence, are you right in doing this? He knew that Lot and his family were in those cities. However, we know that God was just in His decision by further reading of this story. Now, let us look at ourselves. God does allow things in our lives to happen that seem unfair. 

We can look at the numerous ills of the world and think how these things could be if He is good and just. On today, trust that God cannot operate in unrighteousness. 

Trust that His ways are just. He will do what is best for us even if it does not always feel good to us. You may not understand all things, but trust in the goodness of the  One that has offered such a great salvation in Christ.

Prayer of the Week:

 Lord, give me grace, peace, and strength to accept the unfavorable events of this life. I will trust in your character. Amen.”