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June 11 – God the creator, part II

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

Scripture reading: Acts 17:16-34

This passage is pertinent for us today. Many all over the world face a culture, much like the Athenian culture of Paul’s day. It was okay then, as it is for many today, to speak of many gods and all kinds of spirituality. But Paul’s proclamation of the One True God, Who made, from one man, all the nations of the earth, that is entirely a different matter. It was offensive then and is offensive now. There is a tremendous resistance to calling God the Creator. That is why it is encouraging to read, “some joined Paul and believed”. Surely that is the promise of Jesus Christ to His followers, that we are to preach His Name and go with His authority and as His ambassadors. He will supply the needs of His missionary people.

Believers know we are God’s offspring. He has fixed the Day of Judgment. Gathering for worship as we do each Sunday, reaffirms our common belief in God the Creator. Praising Him lifts the view from the pew and earth-bound perspectives to the place where God is seated—the Creator, Ruler and Just Judge.

Being renewed in our faith through the means of grace, we are prepared once again to share the Good News of God the Creator with the people He has placed in our life. We are prepared to face opposition and ridicule because we know, in our heart and with firm conviction of mind, that He, Who made all things, will bring all things to their rightful conclusion in Christ.

Suggestions for prayer

Thank God for faithful preachers, missionaries, evangelists and professors who proclaim Good News; pray to be renewed and refreshed in this precious faith so that you will be a bold ambassador for God the Creator and Christ the King, through the power of the Spirit.

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

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