Creation Was a Free Act of God & He Takes Pleasure In It
Updated: Feb 9
Notes compiled by Marty Zide and Steve McAtee
God was not forced to create the universe by some force that was outside of Himself. This was something that He decreed to do and He takes pleasure in it.
Rev 4:11 - Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.
Ps 104:31 - Let the glory of the LORD endure forever; Let the LORD be glad in His works.
Ps 148:3-5 - Praise Him, sun and moon; Praise Him, all stars of light! Praise Him, highest heavens, And the waters that are above the heavens! Let them praise the name of the LORD, For He commanded and they were created.
God rejoices in His creation because they praise Him. They are a testimony to His greatness and power. Since most of the creation is beyond the ability of mankind to see or make use of, there must be another purpose for it. There is, and it’s the highest purpose. The universe and all that is in it was created for God’s pleasure and enjoyment.
The Preservation of Creation
Preservation refers to the fact that what God created, He maintains. This planet and the entire universe is as safe as God is. Nothing or no one can destroy that which God is caring for.
There is a lot of talk about how we are destroying our planet, however, that is impossible. Many people (not all) who really buy into this have put the creation above the Creator. God has a future use for this planet and nothing is going to happen to it until God is finished with it.
Rom 1:22-25 - Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
The Scriptures clearly teach that God takes a personal interest in caring for all of creation. If He wasn’t personally involved, the universe would have gone out of existence long ago.
Col 1:16-17 - For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities--all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
Heb 1:3 - And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power...