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The Creation of Man


Today’s Scripture: Genesis 1:26-31
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For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. – Colossians 1:16

Why does the theory of evolution get such a grip on people? I believe it’s because all people realize that if there is a God, and He made us and gave us life, we are accountable to Him for our actions.

If He has revealed His will to us; if He has given us the Ten Commandments; if He has given us the prophets and apostles, and even His only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to teach us what is right and wrong; and if we don’t want to live the way He teaches and believe what He teaches, the simplest thing to do is deny that any of it is true. There is no God, the Bible is a bunch of fairy tales, and we owe our existence to a theory that tells us somehow, somewhere, at some time there came into existence a living cell, and from this cell man evolved by a process of natural selection.

In contrast to this theory, we have the record of the Bible, which tells us that man is a created being. Genesis 1:27 simply and eloquently says, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” You would think man would be honored by such a statement. A college founded by Thomas Jefferson would be a mark of prestige. A house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is a mark of honor. But somehow man would rather have crawled out of the slime onto the muddy bank and eventually up into the trees with the monkeys.

Scripture is clear. We owe our life to God. And may our lives be lived in such a way as to please Him.

Prayer

Lord, Master Potter, Your mark is indelibly fixed in the clay that is me, and I rejoice in being created by You. Amen.

To Ponder

It is an awesome thing to contemplate being part of the family of God and to say by the Spirit, “Abba Father.”

(The Navigators)