Most people who are Christians know that God created the Universe, Earth, man and woman. However, there are a couple of specifics that are not mention by many ministers, preachers or Biblical teachers that to me are very important and relative to understanding God’s love for us.
First, everything in the beginning was created by God and the Word. As the Bible states, God Spoke and the Word created. The Word, of course, is Jesus Christ. This we also learn in the Bible as the verses below illustrate. The Second, and most interesting in my opinion, is that God created man personally. With His own hands God formed the shape of man from the dust (of earth) and then breathed life into that dust. This created man as the the dust came to life. I personally believe that this is where our immortal soul came from, the breath of God. Since Eve was created from one of Adam’s rib, she not only received life because of God and through Adam, but also her soul. In addition, since we are all descended from Adam and Eve, we have a soul that is given to us from God’s first creating Adam. Please note that there are no verses in the Bible that mentions where or soul comes from or how we received our soul. However, this concept to me stands to reason since our life is from God and so is our soul.
God loves us so much that we are the one thing He actually physically did Himself when He created all things. While God spoke and then Jesus created everything else, God created us personally. This idea, to me at least, helps me understand and comprehend how much we mean and are loved by God. He gave us His one and only Son to die for all our sins so we could be righteous before God and be with Him in Heaven eternally. Also, to have this free gift of Grace, we do not have to do anything but believe. Finally, when we ask for forgiveness we are always forgiven and our sins are then forgotten by God regardless of how many times we have sinned before. Plus, God never stops loving us and will never leave us or forsake us, ever. God is truly the perfect Father!!
John 1:1-3, 14 ESV*
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
Hebrews 1:2-3 ESV*
“but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. …”
Genesis 2:7 ESV*
“then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.”
Ephesians 4:4-7 ESV*
“There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift”
Psalm 103:10-14 ESV
“He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.”
Hebrews 13:5 ESV*
“… for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.””
*ESV – English Standard Version Bible
Written By: Larry Shawn Cagle