“In the beginning” (Gen. 1:1) is not the only place in the Bible where we read about creation. The remarkable work of God’s creation is not a one-passage phenomenon. Woven throughout Scripture are reminders that God fashioned our world—telling us again and again how vital it is to believe that the universe and everything in it came through the masterful work of His mighty hand.
We need that reminder. Otherwise, we could easily be influenced by the teaching we hear continually from some educators who hold to a view of origins that rules out God.
Yet that’s not the primary reason to explore what God’s Word says about creation. No, the main reason we need to acknowledge God’s role in bringing everything into existence is so that we will give Him praise.
The Bible tells us that God created: “the foundations of the earth” (Ps. 104:5); sun, moon, stars, and the heavens (Ps. 148:1-5); “the ends of the earth” (Isa. 40:28); lightning, rain, wind (Jer. 10:13); people (Mal. 2:10); “all things” (Eph. 3:9; Col. 1:16).
Look around. Look in the Bible, God’s Word. See the hand of Almighty God. And praise Him for His powerful, creative work.
The greatness of our God is seen
In sky and sea and forest green;
All living creatures great and small
Reveal the God who made them all. —DJD
God's work of creating is done; our work of praising has just begun.