Believes That God Created And Rules Everything - Heroes of the Bible Devotional

Believes That God Created And Rules Everything


Let’s try an experiment. First, stand up and do a few jumping jacks to limber up. Maybe some sit-ups and push-ups, too. Go ahead. Take your time.

Done? Good. Now, close your eyes, take a deep breath . . . and create an ocean.

Now open your eyes. Did it work? No? Okay, maybe try something smaller, like a mountain. Ready, go!

No mountain either? Hmmm, probably still too big for starters. Better try something even smaller, like a hippo or a walrus. Come back when you’re done.

What’s that? You couldn’t do that either? Well, let’s go supersmall. Try creating an acorn or a tadpole or even a gnat. Perhaps you should wave a magic wand and say “Hocus-pocus” or “Abracadabra.”

It didn’t work, did it? Well, good try anyway. But it’s not surprising. After all, you’re only human, and humans don’t possess the power to create something out of nothing.

But there is someone who can: God.


Genesis 1:1 says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” That’s the Bible’s way of saying that before time or life began, God existed, and he created everything. He created the sun, moon, stars, planets, and galaxies. He created the earth and everything in it —the oceans, rivers, land, mountains, trees, plants, animals, and humans.

He created everything!

Remember how you couldn’t create even the tiniest creature? Now consider God’s incredible power and limitless creative abilities. He created the entire universe simply by speaking. And if he created everything, that means he rules everything too. He can tell his creation what to do because nothing would exist if it weren’t for him. He is an indescribably awesome and powerful God!

This is so important to believe. What we believe about the universe’s beginning affects everything else in our lives. If you believe that you were created by a random act of nature and not by God, then you’ll probably live as if God didn’t exist, so you don’t have to obey a higher authority. You’ll think you can do whatever you want because there are no rules. That’s a scary thought.

But if you believe in an all-powerful, all-knowing Creator, that means you were created for a reason and you do answer to a higher authority. You understand that life isn’t all about you. It’s about serving the God who created you and learning more about him. It’s a wonderful life with meaning and purpose.


Genesis 1:1

And that’s no hocus-pocus.


Memorize what God made on each of the six days of Creation. You can read about it in Genesis 1:1–2:3.

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