The creation of the universe, the world, and everything on it are one of the most glorious and influential stories in the Bible. God’s creation reflects His splendor and power. Before the beginning of time, He lavished all things artistically and with love. Genesis, the first book of the Bible is about God’s creations and how He has made mankind with love and care. Moreover, the first phrase of the Bible introduced Him not as Lord nor Savior but as God and Creator. He is the Alpha, Omega, Beginning, and End. He is the reason for all existence. For God, nothing is an accident. Every creation resounds His plan and nature. He has a plan for everything and everyone (Jeremiah 29:11- 13).
Have you ever looked up at the sky in the day or the stars at night just to marvel at how beautiful they were? Does the cycle of season and days amaze you? Well, God created them to be amazing; like all other things he has done. Here are the best bible verses describing God’s creations since the beginning of time.
The Creation Of The World
The first chapter of the Bible opens with the creation of the earth. For six days God formed the heavens and the earth and everything in it. He is the author of creation. From darkness and an empty surface, God formed the universe and created the world. With His words, everything was created; day and night, creatures in the oceans and seas, birds in the air, and animals on land. At God’s spoken word, each organism breathed life and lived according to its designs.
The One who created all things is a God of diversity and artistry. He made everything with a precise purpose and majestic beauty. This is the beauty of God’s creation. He made each distinct and yet harmonious, complementing each other’s unique designs. God’s creation of the earth was precisely accurate and magnificent from the intricate molecules to the vast universe.
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”
“The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.”
“Then God said, ‘Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear’ and it was so.”
“Then God said, ‘Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years;”
“God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also.”
And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so.
“God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good.”
“For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.”
The Creation Of Man
God created man in His image and likeness. The highest point of creation is when God formed man from dust and breathed life into his nostrils. In all God’s creations, He made man not by words alone but by His hands. God formed us and we received life through His breath. Moreover, an example of God’s great love for us, He distinctly designed man to be higher than any other creature. The role of man on the earth is clear. He has the authority to have dominion over the land and rule over other living and non-living creatures. Man is God’s stewards of the world (Genesis 1:26).
We have a greater purpose in God’s eyes because He created us out of the abundance of His love. We are given the freedom to have a relationship with God and He enjoys this connection that we have with Him. Being created in the image of God means sharing the qualities of God in spiritual and moral nature. It is His presence that is in us when He breathed life into us. Mankind became a living soul and not just a mere creature.
“Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.
God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”
“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.”
“For thus says the Lord, who created the heavens (he is God!), who formed the earth and made it (he established it; he did not create it empty, he formed it to be inhabited!): “I am the Lord, and there is no other.”
For “‘In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said, “‘For we are indeed his offspring.’
He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female,
“Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.”
“This is the book of the generations of Adam. When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God.”
God Takes Pleasure In His Creation
God is pleased with all He creates. For six days He created all things and for every day he paused, looked at His creation and delighted each (Genesis 1). The scripture regarded the creation as “good”. The very existence of every creation makes Him happy. God made all things with excellence and great beauty. God’s nature to create is limitless and unbounded. It flows in inexhaustible provision. Therefore, it cannot be suppressed nor denied. Your very existence pleases God as to how every particle of light pleases Him (Genesis 1:27 -31).
1 Timothy 4:4
“For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude.”
“And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.”
“O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.”
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
God’s Creation Gives Glory To Him
There is one biblical fact that we shall not neglect- that God’s creation gives glory to God himself above all else. The skies above proclaim His majesty (Psalms 19). The stars in the dark night reveal His magnificence. The mighty works of the seas and all living creatures express the splendor of His grace and power. Even our lives are living evidence of His great excellence and love.
It is His will that we exist, live and enjoy every breath. Every wonder of the earth is a declaration of His glory. It reflects His honor and grandeur and so we do. Whenever we appreciate God’s creation no matter how grand or simple it is, we are also acknowledging His essence as a Creator.
“For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.”
“To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.”
“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”
“Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.”
“Everyone who is called by my name,
whom I created for my glory,
whom I formed and made.”
He Has Created All Things
God created all things. He designed each according to their purpose. Every single part of our bodies has a specific function. Similarly, every created thing has a discrete purpose. God formed everything, visible or not, He made it. God’s grace and power enabled the world’s creation and revolution. God uttered words and formed everything from the marvelous light to the living soul. It is through God alone that all things come into existence. This truth shall amaze us that He intricately wove each cell and galaxy.
“You are the Lord, you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships you.
“By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host.”
“But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you; or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.
1 Corinthians 8:6
“Yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.”
“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.”
“O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. Here is the sea, great and wide, which teems with creatures innumerable, living things both small and great.”
“For behold, he who forms the mountains and creates the wind, and declares to man what is his thought, who makes the morning darkness, and treads on the heights of the earth— the Lord, the God of hosts, is his name!”
“Worthy are you, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they existed and were created.”
All Things Are Created For Him
Through him, by him and for him alone, He creates all things. Each creation exists to live the purpose given to them and that purpose comes from God solely. It is only the inventor who knows for what reason his invention was, its function, and how to use it at its best. The Creator knows very well the ultimate purpose of his every creation. He created us with specific designs and plans.
There is an immense endeavor for a man to find his reason for being and existence. There is no greater answer than this- go back to the One who created you because He knows you better than anyone else in the world; even better than you know yourself. He even knows the numbers on the hairs on your head (Luke 12:7). God knows every beat of your heart. He calls the stars by name, and therefore, also calls you by your name too. You are more important than anything else of God’s creation to the great extent of sending His son to die for you. Thus, it is our highest honor to live for Him also.
Ephesians 1:5 (ESV)
“He predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,”
Romans 11:36 (ESV)
“For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.”
Psalm 8:4 (ESV)
“What is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him?”
Colossians 1:16 (ESV)
“For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.”
Psalm 100:3 (ESV)
“Know that the Lord, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.”
All Things Are Designed To Worship Him
He created all things for a particular purpose, beautifully wired with our essence. Each creation’s primary purpose is above other distinct purposes is to worship God. This then means offering our entire being to God which is the act of honoring and admiring Him. To put it simply, in the words of Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church, “to worship Him is to make Him smile”. God designed each creation to worship Him.
Even the seas and rocks were all made to praise Him. When we realize that our ultimate purpose is to worship God, then we can stop chasing after temporal things of the world. This is when we can start living the life we long to have.
“All the earth worships you
and sings praises to you;
they sing praises to your name.”
“You are the Lord, you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships you.”
Psalm 8:1 (ESV)
“O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.”
Psalm 148:3-5 (ESV)
“Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars!
Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens!
Let them praise the name of the Lord!
For he commanded and they were created.”
God is sovereign and in control from the beginning to the end of times. The reason God’s creation is fervently linked to his love and nature as the Creator. Each individual God’s creation reminds you of His love, purpose, and passion. Grace and beauty also contrive your soul. No matter what the world tells you, the one who knows you completely and created you, tells you that you are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalms 139:14).