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June 10 – The creator

“The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.” – Isaiah 40:28

Scripture reading: John 1:1-18

Perhaps the most radical title for God in this profoundly atheistic age, is Creator. He alone is the everlasting God. Before Him there is no thing. He is Self-existent. All things in the entire universe owe their existence to His Being. Many influential men claim the universe created itself out of nothing. There is a teaching of cosmic evolution. This is coordinated with the teaching of geologic evolution and the false teaching of the evolutionary theory for life. All such theories are constructed to deny the foundational title and work of God—Creator.

Calling Him Creator means that the people of the earth are commanded to obey Him. He Who made all things is the One Who has the right and authority to give commandments. If there is no creator, there is no god to obey.

When the LORD reveals Himself as the Creator of all things, He declares He alone is worthy of worship. That’s why people in our world today will fight the Title of God as Creator. They want to serve themselves. People want to exalt their own intelligence and celebrate their own skills. This an act of defiance against the Majestic One, the Creator, Who alone is worthy of praise.

The Gospel of John also reveals the significance of God as the Creator and Christ as co-creator. Those who receive Jesus are given the right to be children of God. Those who reject Jesus, reject the Father. To do so is to incur the wrath of God and punishment in hell.

Suggestions for prayer

Pray that scientists and teachers in our school system will know God as the Creator; pray to know God as Creator so that you will worship Him and obey Him in joy and thanksgiving that He has made Himself known to you in this way.

Rev. Richard Vander Vaart served as a minister in the Christian Reformed Church of North America for over twenty years, before joining the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. He is now serving as the Atlantic Region prison-visiting pastor working with Redemption Prison Ministry. Get this devotional delivered directly to your phone each day via our RP App. It is also available in print, for purchase, at NTGDevotional.com

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