It is important to understand that the heavens and the earth and all things in them were created by God. In the Bible we read, “By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth….For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.” Psalm 33:6, 9. Concerning the earth David declares that God “laid the foundations of the earth, so that it should not be moved forever.” Psalm 104:5
1. Who was involved in creation?
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” Genesis 1:1, 2
NOTE: The Bible record indicates that God and the Holy Spirit participated in creation. In Colossians 1:16 the Son is included with the Father as a participant in creation. So Father, Son and Holy Spirit – the complete Godhead or Trinity – were active in creation.
2. How is the true God distinguished from false gods?
“But the Lord is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King. At His wrath the earth will tremble, and the nations will not be able to endure His indignation. Thus you shall say to them: “The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth shall perish from the earth and from under these heavens.” He has made the earth by His power, he has established the world by His wisdom, and has stretched out the heavens at His discretion.” Jeremiah 10:10-12
3. Why does God have the right to rule and to be worshipped?
“You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power; For You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.” Revelation 4:11
NOTE: The God whom we should serve and worship created everything from nothing (Hebrews 11:3). The He hung the earth on nothing (Job 26:7). He upholds all things (Hebrews 1:3). He sustains life (Acts 17:28).
4. What is the sign that God is Creator?
“Therefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel forever; for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.” Exodus 31:16, 17.
5. Of what else is the Sabbath a sign?
“Speak also to the children of Israel, saying: ‘Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the Lord who sanctifies you.” Exodus 31:13. Read Ezekiel 20:12, 20.
The Sabbath is a sign of God’s sovereignty. He is both Creator and Redeemer. Christ must be supreme in the Christian’s life. The keeping of His holy Sabbath day is always a sign of loyalty to Him as Lord and Saviour.