The Goodness of God #3
On Day 4 God created the sun, moon and stars so that we can have seasons, day and night and signs. Have you ever thought how amazing it is that the earth is just the right distance from the sun to give us light and heat? Any closer or more distant would result in destructive fire or perishing cold. Also the earth has just the right amount of oxygen for plant and animal life, and it rotates at exactly the right speed to maintain gravity that will keep us on its surface without weighing us down too much or too little for us to walk, run, jump etc.
Can you imagine what life would be like without these wonderfully tuned features such as light, heat, oxygen etc? Life wouldn’t even exist. Obviously God has a plan for our existence, and He has gone to great lengths to make it happen.
On Day 5 God continued to create, this time He created creatures to fill the sea and birds to fill the air. Everything had to be done in the right order. Imagine if the fish had been made before the water! All these creatures could reproduce themselves, enabling the ecosystem to remain in balance.
On Day 6 God created animals and also man.
After everything had been made, God saw that "indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day” (Gen. 1:31). Yes, it was good, because God is good.
Think about this: everything that God did was good! Everything God does for us is good. This constant awareness of the 'goodness of God’ must be the foundation of our lives.
Whatever we read in His Word, whatever we go through in our lives: God is good. If we discipline ourselves to hold to this wonderful truth, no matter what happens to us, we are guaranteed to have successful lives. Furthermore, just like our original ancestor (Adam) received life solely from the breath of God (Gen. 2:7) so we can only receive eternal life by the breath of God (John 20:21-22).
Always believe in the goodness of God. It will change your life! God's breath will live in us and we will gradually be transformed to be more and more like Him.
Contributed by Peter Trott.