Discipleship | Lesson 2 | Devotion 1

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

During the first part of this lesson, we discussed the Biblical view of Creation. The Bible clearly teaches that God is the Creator of the universe. As we mentioned, there have been many who have tried to refute that God is not the Creator and that the earth evolved or just came into existence out of nothing.

If the world came evolved from nothing and came from nothing and there are no traces of intelligent design by a masterful creator, then we are also nothing! We just came into existence without plan or purpose. Because we sprang from nothing, at our best we can only be nothing. That is pretty depressing, right?

Not only does the Bible contradict all of this, but it teaches us that God created mankind from the dust of the earth. The Bible tells us that our Creation was special and intentional (Psalm 139:14). Not only did God create mankind from the dust of the earth, but He also created us with a plan and a purpose for our lives. He desires for us to glorify Him (Revelation 4:11). He desires for us to get to know Him (John 17:3).

Those who choose to believe that everything just came into existence live a life without hope and cause. As a committed follower of Jesus Christ, when we choose to believe God is the Creator of the universe, we are also believing that He is our Creator. And if God is our Creator, He has a plan and a purpose for us to bring honor and glory to Him. For us to find God’s plan for our life, we must learn His ways by building a relationship with Him. Take the time to review your first commitment from lesson two and reconfirm with God that you are choosing to allow Him to work in your life.