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Daily Reading: Obadiah 1:1-21 ESV, Revelation 4:1-11 ESV, Psalm 132:1-18 ESV, Proverbs 29:24-25 ESV

Daily Verse: “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.” (Revelation 4:11 ESV)

KTIZO (2936): “Signifies, in Scripture, “to create,” always of the act of God.”[1]

Act of God.

Created in Scripture means an act of God, who created all things.  We exist because God wants us to exist.  The Lord wanted a relationship with us; He designed us to have a connection with Him and others. 

Full confession, sometimes, when I look around at the misery in the world, I wonder why?  People turn their back on God, spit on Him, taking His name in vain.  You don’t hear people saying “Buddha” when they hit a bump in the road, but they often use God’s Son’s name when cursing something or someone. 

Yet God loves us and wants a relationship with us, even though our sinful nature often denies Him.  Jesus came, creating an eternal bond with our heavenly Father no one can break.

Created for Him.

God created us for His pleasure.  A doting Father, nothing we do separates us from His loving embrace. When we falter, God picks us up, brushes us off, and helps us move forward.

My women’s small group comprises young moms with pre-school and younger children.  When one of the kids cries from the room next door, the mothers know the sound of their child.  Quietly, they stand and go to help their offspring, sometimes bringing them into the study with us for comfort.

God knows us even more intimately.  In our sorrows, He feels our pain.  When we move away from Him, God waits patiently for our return.  If we falter, Jesus covers our sins, as God did in the garden with Adam and Eve.

God created us to love, not to hate.  In all we do, Jesus wants us to have confidence in His affection for us.  When we get caught with our hands in the cookie jar, we confess the sin to God, allowing Him to purify our hearts.  Then, seek to do better.

Love creates.  As we become more intimate with God, we’ll become more creative, finding ways to love others we never imagined.  Let the Creator dote on you; let His love fill you to overflowing.  When you do, you can’t help but share what you’ve found in Jesus with others.

[1] Strong, J., & Strong, J. (2010). The New Strong’s expanded exhaustive concordance of the Bible. Greek Dictionary of the New Testament (p. 146) Thomas Nelson

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