He Spoke, and It Was Done

Psalm 33:8-9  

Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.

God’s creative power is awesome! With His words, He created the universe and all living things. Here are a few of His creative commands:

“Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. …

“Then God said, ‘Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth. …’

“Then God said, ‘Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind’; and it was so. …

“Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness’” (Genesis 1:3-26).

The Creator who can bring things into existence out of nothing can also take things out of existence, and we should have a healthy awe and reverence of that supreme power. It is foolish to trust in human power, plans and armies (Psalm 33:10, 16). Instead if we “fear Him” and “hope in His mercy” (verse 18), “our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name” (verse 21).

For more about our Creator God, see our section on “Who Is God?

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