LORD God and Creator
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. The LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed. Genesis 2:7, 8 NKJV
How often do we find people of great importance befriending and caring for the people on the bottom rungs of society? The down and out are not often known by name by leaders of government or of businesses. We may be reluctant to get to know some of them too.
I find it incredible that God, the Creator of all things, not only created us, but wants a personal relationship with us. He desires time with me! I’m not well known, or important in the world’s view. He wants to know you and have you know Him, too.
How can we know God? We can know God by learning who He is.
How did God reveal Himself in Genesis?
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1 NKJV
God, or Elohim, is used in Scripture to designate the Supreme God, or Mighty One. Elohim is a plural noun but is singular in meaning when it refers to the true God. God said, “Let us make man in our image” (Genesis 1:26). This plural use points to the Trinity of God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Three, yet One in purpose, will, and character. At Jesus’ baptism, the heavens parted and the Spirit descended upon Him like a dove. The Heavenly Father’s voice came from heaven, “You are My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Mark 2:9-11 NKJV
The name ‘LORD God’ first appears in Scripture when man was created (Genesis 2:7-8). Using the definitions of The LORD God, or Jehovah Elohim, we can know He is The Eternal One (LORD) who is Supreme and Mighty (God), which makes His desire for us even more amazing to me.
God is also the Creator. He created us and all things. I think that God really enjoys creating. He has given the gift of creativity to many of us for our enjoyment. I delight in having others read something I write, or in sharing grape jelly I’ve canned. Can it be that God wants a relationship with us because He delights in His creation?
Let’s look about God’s creation and thank Him for making so many beautiful sunsets and plants and animals. Then may we consider that that the eternal, supreme and Mighty God deliberately made each of us and wants us to know Him.
Dear LORD, thank you for being my Creator. I love to see the beauty in what You have made. Thank you for being the Supreme God and the Mighty One, for there is none like You. Thank you for reaching down to me to make knowing You possible. Amen.
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Top photo is an altered detail of Michelangelo Buonarroti’s The Creation of Adam (circa 1511) famous painting. Image by rawpixel.com
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