TODAY'S WORD FOR Wednesday, November 04, 2020:
Maker; One who creates or causes to come into being; God.
Remember now your creator in the days of your youth, before the difficult days come, and the years draw near when you say, I have no pleasure in them.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
There are many people today that question the fact that God created the world we live in today, but the Bible is very clear on this. In the very first verse of the Bible, Genesis 1:1, we are told that in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
There are only two possible choices for the origin of the universe. Either someone created this universe by intelligent design or the universe created itself. It takes a much bigger leap of faith to believe that the universe “just evolved” or “just happened” than to believe that God is the creator of this universe and everything in it.
If we believe that the Bible is the Word of God and was written without error then what else can you believe than that God created the world we live in? If you say no or doubt this fact then you are saying the Bible is not true and the Bible is not the Word of God. And worse yet, then you make Jesus a liar and he is not our Lord and Savior.
In addition to the fact that God created the heavens and the earth He also created man. In Genesis 1:27, God’s Word tells us that “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him, male and female He created them”.
Yes, God created man in His own image but man makes choices in life that affect his relationship with God including accepting or rejecting God as his or her creator.
God created this world in six days and the scripture tells us that He then rested on the seventh day. In six days, he created the heavens and the earth, light and darkness, waters and the dry land, grass and trees, the moon and the stars, the fish of the sea and the living creatures on the land (animals). Yes, God is our creator and everything we have today is because of God.
He created man but Adam sinned in a perfect environment and under perfect circumstances because God gave mankind a free will to choose or reject Him.
As parents we need to teach our children about creation as outlined in the Word of God. It is the responsibility of the parents to teach creation to our children so they are well prepared for the onslaught of evolution that they will face in school and the work place.
Solomon advises in Ecclesiastics 12:1 to acknowledge God as our creator in our youth. Honoring God as our creator and Lord of our life early in life can make a real difference in the direction of one’s life and will help a person avoid “difficult days that come from wrong choices.”
Creation is a very critical issue for families today. Children are taught theories in school today about the beginning of the world. This includes such theories as “the big bang theory” and “evolution.” These are theories and not fact. They are man’s ideas about creation and not God’s.
The world and everything in it is evidence that God exists. We ask, “How does anyone look upon the wonders of creation and not believe that there is a God who created it just as God recorded it in Genesis?” We do not have the choice of picking and choosing what we want to believe or disbelieve in the Bible because God’s Word is truth (John 17:17). We urge parents and children to study the Bible and study what the Bible says about our creator and how He created, not only the heavens and the earth, but each one of us.
Our memory verse for this week is found in I Corinthians 13:1.
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
Thank You for the assurance that I have in my heart that You are not only the Creator of the world that I live in but my Creator. Help our family to be an example to those we meet so that we can show them they need to acknowledge God as their Creator and make Him part of their life.
These Family Devotional thoughts are written by Dr. Ken Phillips, Executive Director of America's Hunger
Solution, and his wife Dottie. Ken has had ministry positions
with The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, World Vision, Youth For Christ, World Opportunities International,
and World Bible Society. He also has consulted for more than 30 Christian ministries in management and stewardship
development. They have published a book called No Problems Only Situations that discusses the journey of their family.
Ken and Dottie have been married for 60 years, and have 6 children, 20 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. Their
second book, TODAY'S WORD, includes 365 daily
devotionals and is now available for only $10.
Ken & Dottie Phillips
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