As I stated in a previous blog, I am reading Christian Beliefs: 20 Basics every Christian Should know by Wayne and Elliot Grudem. Here of are some of main points of Chapter 4 titled “What is Creation.”
The Glory giving Creation
All of creation was made to give glory to God. God’s role as Creator makes Him worthy of our glory.
- The heavens are telling of the glory of God ; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. (Psalm 19:1)
- Everyone who is called by My name, And whom I have created for My glory, Whom I have formed, even whom I have made.” (Isaiah 43:7)
- “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.” (Revelation 4:11)
God’s creation shows His superior power and wisdom.
- It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom ; And by His understanding He has stretched out the heavens. (Jeremiah 10:12)
Even a brief reflection in the complexity, diversity, and beauty in creation should cause us to praise God for His power, wisdom, and understanding. God did not need anymore glory from creation since all the glory God needs has been forever within the Trinity.
The bible is clear: God “created all things” and by His will “they existed and were created.” He created the universe to show His greatness, demonstrate His excellence and delight in god’s work. As we take spontaneous delight in god’s creative activities of others, we are giving glory to God by imitating the delight He takes in creation.