Star Of The Show (The Main Character)
In the previous lesson, we learned how God created the creation, which then determines what is good or bad. We also are trying to answer the question that we all ask ourselves since birth; “where did we come from?” Before we can answer these seemingly two simple questions, let’s discuss the main character of the Bible first.
Genesis 1:1 (CSB)
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Right away, we are introduced to a character named God. But without any backstory yet, we don’t quite know the importance of God – just that He created the beginning, and the psalmist helps explain how:
Psalm 33:6 (CSB)
6 The heavens were made by the word of the Lord,and all the stars, by the breath of his mouth.
Every star you see in the sky, the planet is discovered, and the galaxy we are charting has been spoken into existence. We can see it because God told it to be there. God is the source of all creation.
God Needs Nobody
When God spoke, it happened. He needed no help. God does not depend on anything and does not need anything from anybody. He is all He needs. If he wanted to create something new, he would say it, and it would be done. The Bible is so clear that God doesn’t need anything from anybody; it even says that if God were hungry, he wouldn’t tell us. Do you know why? Because everything is his to take any time he wants for any purpose.
Psalms 50:7-12 (CSB)
7 “Listen, my people, and I will speak; I will testify against you, Israel. I am God, your God.
8 I do not rebuke you for your sacrifices or for your burnt offerings, which are continually before me. 9 I will not take a bull from your household or male goats from your pens, 10 for every animal of the forest is mine, the cattle on a thousand hills. 11 I know every bird of the mountains, and the creatures of the field are mine. 12 If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world and everything in it is mine.
Our Mind At Peace
This should, actually, give us some peace of mind. God does not need anything from us. If we fail, His plans are not messed up. God has not gotten himself into a pickle along the way and needs our help. He says that if we don’t do and say what we are to do, He will make the rocks do our job for us.
Luke 19:37-40 (CSB)
37 Now he came near the path down the Mount of Olives, and the whole crowd of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the miracles they had seen: 38 Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord. Peace in heaven and glory in the highest heaven! 39 Some of the Pharisees from the crowd told him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” 40 He answered, “I tell you, if they were to keep silent, the stones would cry out.”
God Sustains Life
Due to everything mentioned above, we are getting a clear picture that God does not need us, but he is the one who created and sustains humans for his purpose. God controls every breath you breathe, every step you take, and every eye you blink. Think about that. God makes it happen every time you breathe a breath of life into your body. That is the God who created everything. He is in control of everything. And that is why God is the main character of the Bible.
Acts 17:24-25 (CSB)
24 The God who made the world and everything in it—he is Lord of heaven and earth—does not live in shrines made by hands. 25 Neither is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives everyone life and breath and all things.