God’s Perfect Blueprint
In the Word
By wisdom the LORD laid the earth’s foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place; by his knowledge the watery depths were divided, and the clouds let drop the dew (Proverbs 3:19–20 NIV).
Of the Word
Proverbs 3:19–20 shows the perfect blueprint God had for this amazing place we call home. He created its foundations and graced them with majestic mountains, deep canyons, beaches, and forests decorated with fabulous greenery. He created the watery depths and lifted the water from the oceans to the clouds that let rains fall to water the earth. He gave us light as He set the sun, moon, and stars in the heavens.
Creation isn’t the result of a cosmic big bang. Neither is mankind! So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them (Genesis 1:27). Not only did God create us in His image, He called us to be His own! See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are (1 John 3:1a).
As beautiful as this earth is, another home awaits us that is more wonderful than anything we have ever seen. One day paradise, created just for God’s children, will be our final home.
A Point to Ponder: What can I do to care for God’s wonderfully-created earth and His people?
Walking with my Lord
Creator God, thank You for sacrificing Your Son Jesus so, believing in Him, I can one day be with You in my heavenly home. In His holy name I pray. Amen.
Mustard Seed: The Word: Wisdom for Living. Authors: Marcia Gomulka and Myrna Lou Meyer. 7/32 ©2015 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. Code: #40198
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