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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Why God created

Genesis 1:1 doesn't tell us when God created the earth, or how, or why. It tells us Who.

I have discovered a passage that tells us why God created:

Psalm 136:4 to him who alone does great wonders,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
5 to him who by understanding made the heavens,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
6 to him who spread out the earth above the waters,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
7 to him who made the great lights,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
8 the sun to rule over the day,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
9 the moon and stars to rule over the night,
for his steadfast love endures forever; (ESV)

As the Psalmist says, over and over, God created because of His love. I know that this is poetic language, but doubt that historic or narrative language could put it any more accurately.

For more of what I believe about origins, see this post. Thanks for reading.

2 comments:

Steve said...

Well said, Martin. Who and why are relevant, everything else is just details...

Martin LaBar said...

Thanks!