LEARNING POINT

1. God is Creator of the universe and everything in it
Ne 9:6 See also Ge 1:1; 2:1; Ps 24:1-2; Pr 8:22-31; Ecc 3:11; 11:5; Isa 66:1-2; Jer 10:16; 51:19; Jn 1:3; Ac 4:24; 7:50; 14:15; 17:24

Light and darkness Ge 1:3-5 See also Isa 45:7

The heavens Ps 136:5 See also Ge 1:6-8; Ps 33:6; 96:5; Am 5:8; Rev 14:7

The land Ge 1:9-10 See also Ps 95:5; 102:25; 104:5-6; Ge 1:14; Ex 20:11; Ps 74:17; 118:24

The sea and sea creatures Ps 95:5 See also Ge 1:20-22

Birds Ge 1:20-22

Land animals Ge 1:24-25 See also Job 40:15

2. The human race Ge 1:26-27 Genesis witnesses to order and progression in God’s creative activity. The creation of Adam and Eve is not merely the end point, but the climax to the sequence. See also Ge 2:7,21-22; 5:1-2; Dt 32:6; Ps 100:3; 139:14; Pr 14:31; 17:5; 22:2; Ecc 12:1,7

3. The role of Jesus Christ in creation Jn 1:3 See also Jn 1:10; 1Co 8:6; Col 1:16; Heb 1:2

4. The role of the Spirit in creation Job 33:4 See also Ge 1:2; Ps 104:30; Isa 40:12-13

5. The original creation was complete and perfect
Its completion Ge 2:1 See also Ge 2:2-3; Ex 20:11; Isa 48:12-13; Heb 4:3

6. The witness of creation
Creation should cause people to worship God
Rev 4:11 See also Ne 9:6; Ps 19:1-4; 95:6; 148:5,13; Ro 1:20 God’s power and deity is witnessed through the created order.

Sinners refuse the witness of creation Ro 1:18-20

Believers receive the witness of creation by faith Heb 11:3 See also Ge 6:6

Notes Taken from Martin H. Manser, Dictionary of Bible Themes: The Accessible and Comprehensive Tool for Topical Studies (London: Martin Manser, 2009).

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