31 God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

All of God’s creation was originally good. But not only was it good, it was very good. At the end of the sixth day of creation, God looked upon the very good work that He had done. It is important for us to stop and be reminded that it was God who created all things in the beginning. Increasingly, this seems to be a view that is met with hostility and skepticism.

One popular view that stands in opposition to the biblical doctrine of creation is the Big Bang theory. According to this theory, the universe was at one time a very hot, dense, single point in space that expanded over time into the universe as we know it today.[1] However, even this theory doesn’t have an answer for how the earliest points of the universe came into being.

That God created is the foundational beginning of the biblical narrative. If we deny this claim, then we open the door to question all of the claims of the Bible. Further, if we claim that the universe came into being and has evolved into its current state by some power outside of God’s control, then we must question what exactly God has control over at all.

Yet, the Bible is very clear that it is God who created all things, that He is the one who sustains everything that He has created, and that He is in control of all of His creation. God’s creation was originally very good, but it has been marred by the sin of mankind. Though God’s creation has not maintained its very good nature, it remains entirely in His possession and control.

• Why is it a slippery slope to claim that something outside of God had power to create the universe?

• Where do you need to be reminded of God’s sovereign power over all things right now?

• Pray and thank God that He is all-powerful and in complete control of everything in the world and your life, no matter how big or small.

[1] Chow, Denise. "The Universe: Big Bang to Now in 10 Easy Steps." Space.com. October 19, 2011. Accessed March 22, 2019. https://www.space.com/13320-big-bang-universe-10-steps-explainer.html.