Affirm God's Good Plan Gen.1:1,26-28,31;
2:15-18,21-25 Dec. 02, 2007
Those who want to discredit the Bible and the facts
about God work try to refute God's plan of creation. In
my opinion it makes good sense to start with our God, rather than no
God at all. We can not explain many
things about God and His plan of creation but I am comfortable leaving
what I do not know with what I do
know about God. When I watch the life of one who lives for God and
believes He created this universe; I see
reasons to Affirm God's Good Plan.
1. Affirm God's Plan For Creation's . .
Affirm the . . Singularity Of The Created Environment. 1:1a
" In the beginning God created. . ."
B. Affirm the . . Serenity Of The Created
". . the heavens and the earth."
Some prominent people speak regularly about
the environment. I believe we need to be concerned about
our environment but I am not of the opinion that God will allow us to
completely destroy it. He created it and
He is in control; that does not mean His people should not be good
stewards of our land, and resources. God
created the environment single handed. I like the way John's Gospel
tells us, "apart from Him not one thing
was created that has been created. (John 1:3 HCSB). He created all we
see with a wonderful kind of serenity. What an awesome experience it is
to behold the wonders of His creation.
Affirm God's Plan For . . Everything Created. 1:26-28,31
A. Everything Created Including The . . Design Of
Animal Life. 1:26-27
26 Then God said, "Let Us make man in
Our image, according to Our likeness. They will rule the fish
of the sea, the birds of the sky, the animals, all the earth, and the
creatures that crawl on the earth." 27
So God created man in His own image; He created him in the image of
God; He created them male and
B. Everything Created Including The . .
Animal Life. 1:28, 31
28 God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be
fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Rule
the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, and every creature that
crawls on the earth." 31 God saw all
that He had made, and it was very good. Evening came, and then morning:
the sixth day.
In verses 26 and 27 we receive a summary of
God's design for all of animal life; while more details are
given in the second chapter. God placed fish, fowl, and lower animal
life on earth before He created mankind. God blessed mankind and told
them to have dominion over the other forms of life. In summary He saw
creation as very good, and He did all of this in six days. We certainly
should learn from this about our work
3. Affirm God's Plan For The . . Essentials
Of Creation. 2:15-18
A. Essentials Of Creation Including The . . Work For
15 The LORD God took the man and placed him in the garden of Eden to
work it and watch over it.
B. Essentials Of Creation
Including The . . Wisdom For Man. 2:16-17
16 And the LORD God commanded the man, "You are free
to eat from any tree of the garden, 17 but
you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for
on the day you eat from it, you
will certainly die."
C. Essentials Of Creation Including A . .
For Mankind. 2:18
18 Then the LORD God said, "It is not good for
the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is like
In His creation God created work. Have you
noticed how meaningful a man's life becomes if he works at
an occupation with a fulfilling purpose? In contrast notice a man who
does not work simply because of his
laziness. All of us should work with a sense of fulfill God's plan. In
the wisdom of God He created a need for
obedience. His creation needed to act faithfully to His commands. This
is not punishment, or withholding
something good but the wise instruction of a loving Father. Death came
upon all mankind because Eve and
Adam were disobedient God created man first but woman was not far
behind on the day of creation.
4. Affirm God's
Plan For The . . Expansion Of His Creation. 2:21-23
A. Expansion Of Creation Including Man's . .
Counterpart For Expansion. 2:21-23
21 So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to come over
the man, and he slept. God took one of his ribs
and closed the flesh at that place. 22 Then the LORD God made the rib
He had taken from the man
into a woman and brought her to the man. 23 And the man said: This one,
at last, is bone of my bone,
and flesh of my flesh; this one will be called woman, for she was taken
B. Expansion Of
Including Man's. . Cleaving For Expansion. 2:24-25
24 This is why a man leaves his
father and mother and bonds with his wife, and they become
one flesh. 25 Both the man and his wife were naked, yet felt no shame. HCSB
Obviously God could have created woman from
the dust of the ground just like He did man, but He chose
to use a portion of man to create his counterpart. She is as Adam said,
"bone of my bone, and flesh of my
flesh." God's word says us a man will cleave or bond with his wife. God
gives us the privilege to work so we
will Affirm God's Good Plan. Amen? Amen!