It Was Good

Genesis 1: 10
….And God saw that it was good.

The Bible begins with the book of Genesis, which means “origin”. In the first chapter, there is a detailed description of the creation of the universe and everything in it. Several times (verses 4, 10, 12, 18, 21, 25, 31), we see God reviewing what He did and it says “He saw that it was good”.

Did God view his creations as only “good”? In the world we live today, everything is described in superlatives – the biggest, the tallest, the best, the tastiest, etc. etc. Wasn’t His creations the “best”? Even from a very young age, it is drilled into kids to be the best at sports, the best singer, the best dancer and so on. There are awards given in schools, companies and other organizations for the best student or the best employee.

 
John 2: 10

And he said to him, “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!”

 

In the above passage, again we see the use of the word “good”. Would we describe the new wine as good or the best? Somehow, when we see the label “good” on something, there is a feeling that something is incomplete, that there could be something better. In this strife to do everything better than good, maybe we have forgotten what God’s definitions mean. God saying His creations are “good” does not in any way reduce the magnitude of the wonders He has made.

Let’s try to see the way God sees it. It was good in His sight and that is enough.

 

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