Before the creation of all that exists, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit exist as the triune God. Now, why is that such a big deal? Because it makes God supreme.
The only true God is before and above all things created, all animals, all mountains and waves and winds, all planets and the sun and moon and seasons—and humanity. These are all created by God, they didn’t exist before.
So the Bible tells us that all creation rightly submits to God, praises him, and loves obeying his commands. He was here first. He brought them all into being. Like a roll call for God’s created beings to show up and praise him, Psalm 148:7-12 says, “Praise the Lord from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths, lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding, you mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars, wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds, kings of the earth and all nations, you princes and all rulers on earth, young men and women, old men and children.”
Who is being praised by all these magnificent created beings? The uncreated Lord God. Who is among these created beings praising the Lord God as supreme? Kings. Rulers. Men. Women. Children. You. Me. Verse 13 continues, “Let them praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.”
Whose name is exalted by creation? The Lord. Is anybody else’s name praised as the creator God? No. “His name alone.”
Is your name in the Bible right there, saying that creation bows down to you? No. Do you have the right to tell God what to do with his world? No. Do you have supreme wisdom or skill or might over God that allows you to tell God how he created the world? No. Does he have the right to tell you how he created the world? Yes. Don’t try to rob God of that right.
You are not God’s creator, designer or teacher. But he is yours. That’s okay with the animals, the mountains and waves and winds, all planets and the sun and moon and seasons. Is that okay with you?
The more firmly you believe that the eternal, true God is capable of creating the universe just as he has described it in the Bible, the more firmly you will believe that the eternal, true God is capable of taking care of the world, including you.
PRAYER: The mountains and oceans worship you, creator God. The cattle and birds, the lightning and the orbiting planets all obey your orders with joyful satisfaction. The sun and the rain praise you, telling of your glory. So will I, God. So will I. Amen.
FURTHER MEDITATION: Explore this excellent song called “So Will I,” by Hillsong United https://youtu.be/C2U7ffUM5Ec. Meditate on the love and power of God, the surrender and grandeur of his character, and your response.
Some of the lyrics:
God of creation
There at the start
Before the beginning of time
With no point of reference
You spoke to the dark
And fleshed out the wonder of light
And as You speak
A hundred billion galaxies are born
In the vapor of Your breath the planets form
If the stars were made to worship so will I
God of salvation
You chased down my heart
Through all of my failure and pride
On a hill You created
The light of the world
Abandoned in darkness to die
And as You speak
A hundred billion failures disappear
Where You lost Your life so I could find it here
If You left the grave behind You so will I
I can see Your heart in everything You’ve done
Every part designed in a work of art called love
If You gladly chose surrender so will I