Genesis 1:31 All Is Very Good

Earth from space

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning–the sixth day. Genesis 1:31

All over the world there are places of great beauty in nature. Great forests, trees, lakes, rivers, wild animals, mountains, valleys, and an endless list of other things of great beauty in nature. People will travel the entire world, just to see some of these locations of great beauty. It causes a person to stand in awe of how great an area is.

As many people view these places, they also believe that all of these great places happened only by chance and that there is no God behind it all. They believe in random chance in life.

When man enters the picture of this world, the things are not as great looking. Mankind has destroyed a lot of locations of natural beauty. They tear down and build houses and cities on it, they do not take care of it. In the end, man makes things second rate…at best.

God made everything that is and can be seen. In the beginning, when God made this great world, it was considered very good. God only makes the greatest and the best. This can be seen in locations around the world to this day.

Man was also created in perfection and was very good, until man sinned and fell away from God. However, God made a way for man to be restored, created new again. In the same way God created this great world, He also creates new men and women when they begin to follow Jesus.

As God is creating a person into a new person in Jesus, there will be tough times of molding and shaping. It is not always easy, yet it is what is required to be created new. Yet, through it all, God is doing something that is very good. He does not do anything bad.

During the times that are rough, you need to know that God is still at work at creating you into a new person. He will not do a bad job as He works on changing you.

If you are willing to follow Jesus and fully trust Him, in the end you will be very good. God will not mess up His creation. Only man destroys. God creates for life and beauty, not sin and destruction.

Trust God to do a very good job with your life.

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will allow God to create a new person out of you; that you will know that God only does what is best; and that everything will be worth what God gives you in the end. 

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2 John 8 Watch Out Or Lose

 

Soldier Watching

Watch out that you do not lose what we have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully. 2 John 8

Nobody likes to lose. Every person wants to win at whatever they are trying to achieve. Losing usually means failure in some way or another.

Yet, many people are losing all the time. They are losing what they and others have worked for. Some will work very hard to accomplish some type of task, and then about midway through they give up and lose everything they had accomplished so far.

Marriages are started and can last several to many years, then suddenly fall apart into a divorce because of failure to watch out for problems that arise. Reputations are lost on a regular basis, because people don’t watch out for what they are doing and let it go.

Many believers have fallen away from God and the church, because they are not watching out what they are doing and where they are at. They have lost the gift of eternal life that Christ has given them, because they have not kept their eyes on God, and began to follow the world.

Those who are believers in Jesus are the results of the work of others being a witness and the work of Jesus in their lives. This salvation can be given up and lost, when a person chooses to turn away from God and follow the world. They chose to follow the teachings of this world, rather than the teachings of Jesus.

John tells the people to watch out. They are to keep a close eye on their walk with God. They need to keep a close eye on how they are living in this world. Each believer must continue, on a daily basis, to choose to live for Christ and to act upon the teachings of God, rather than the teachings of this world.

Every day you must open your eyes and keep a watch out on how you are living for God. Take a look at your life and see if the way you are acting, speaking and thinking is following the teachings of Jesus, or the teachings of this world.

Keep you life focused on Christ and God’s word and you will not lose in the end, you will be rewarded with eternal life in heaven with God. Watch out so that you do not lose this great reward.

I pray today that you will know the reward God has for you; that you will watch out for deceptions that will come your way; that you will live your life by God’s way; and that you will not lose the reward God is giving you.