<<the maker of heaven and earth>>
Ensure you worship the creator, not His creation
stretched out the heavens by His understanding” creating all things and sustaining everything by His word (Isa 40:28, 42:5; Jer 10:12; Col
1:15-17; Heb 1:3; Rev 4:11). Many people deliberately choose to worship and serve created things rather than God who made these things
(Rom 1:25). By professing to worship the Creator by means of creation, they soon lose sight of the creator and fall into all sorts of
deception. God declared we are to worship Him above all else (Ex 20:3; Mk 12:30). The Psalmist said, “Come let us bow down in worship, let
us kneel before the Lord our maker” (Ps 95:6). Because He created everything, everything belongs to Him and He has the right to rule over
us human beings. He gives us the freedom to choose Him or reject Him, yet with either choice there are consequences.
All humanity is made in the image of God and thus possess (to a very limited degree) the creative characteristic (Gen 1:27). However, when we create anything it is using something that already exists in some form, it is basically rearranging and building on previous ideas be it a painting, musical composition, or physical structure.
Although the Bible says God who is omnipotent finished creating His initial work, He is still working by sustaining His creation governing it in an ongoing basis (Gen 2:1,2; Ps 66:7; Jn 5:17). At the end of this world as we know it, "God will create new heavens and a new earth...be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create..." (Isa 65:17,18). Jesus also said, "I go to prepare [make ready] a place for you" (Jn 14:2,3). This promise was not just to His followers when He was on earth but for all who will put their trust in Him. God declared, everyone who becomes a believer is created for His glory (Isa 43:7). Thank God He is still in the business of creating saints out of sinners, "If anyone is in Christ they are a new creature...created to be like God" reflecting His qualities (2 Cor 5:17; Eph 4:24). This initial work begins at salvation but is an ongoing process, expressed by David as "Create in me a clean heart" (Ps 51:10).
See also: creation, creativity, environment, God, omnipotent, omnipotent, trinity.