Summary: One of God’s many attributes is His creativity. God has revealed this through creation and His dealings with mankind.
Science tells us that we came to be by an accident of nature. They tell us that we evolved from a lower form of life. They say that one-day for no particular reason, life began.
We are taught about survival of the fittest, how man basically made it to the top of the food chain. We are told that though natural selection the traits that we needed evolved and the ones that we did not need died out.
Today I am not here to argue about how we got here per se, but I want you to think about something with me as we continue to look at the Attribute of Our Awesome God. The first three attributes we looked at (omnipotence, omnipresence, and omniscience) are attributes that God alone possesses.
Today I want us to consider another attribute of God, the attribute of creativity.
If we indeed did evolve and if indeed the traits that we needed to survive surfaced to the top, there are a few questions that science cannot answer.
Where did our appreciation for art, music, literature, poetry evolve?
Where did love evolve?
What does an appreciation for beauty have to do with survival?
Where did our creative ability evolve?
When you look into the animal kingdom, you do not see creativity. Robins sing the same song, Blue Jays sing the same song. Beavers build the same kind of dam.
Spiders of the same type build the same type of web. Birds of the same type build the same nest. Animals do not exhibit creativity.
Birds do not create new music; they sing the songs that were ingrained into their mind by the creator.
Animals do not have the creative abilities that man has. Our God is creative. Look around you, we all do not look the same, we all do not think or act the same.
Today I want us to see that one of God’s attributes is His creativity.
We are going to look at two areas where God has exhibited His creativity.
The first area we will study is creation and the second will be mankind.
GOD EXHIBITS HIS CREATIVITY THROUGH:
A. The process
As we look at the creation, I want us to look a moment at the process by which it happened.
God spoke the universe into existence. (v 3,6,9,11,14,20,24)
God named what He made (5,8,10)
ROMANS 1:20 say, “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse”
We can see God though His creation.
The way the God created everything reflects His creativity.
Let’s look at how the design of God’s creation reflects His creativity.
B. The design
ISA 45:18 For thus says the Lord, who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not create it a waste place, But formed it to be inhabited), "I am the Lord, and there is none else. Design is involved in creativity.
God created everything with a designed purpose. (I will talk about design of the universe in my message on the attribute of organization)
READ VERSES 11-12
When God created the vegetation, He set up a process by which the plants could reproduce with seeds, later we find that God was creative in how many plants were pollinated, buy the use of bugs.
Look at the human body and marvel at God’s creativity.
The eye. The retina, about one square inch of tissue inside the eye has over 100 million light-receptor cells. These fat cones and slender rods convert light into electro-chemical energy enabling a person to see. The eye is a delicate camera that takes 196 color photos per second. It has its own light meter, protection, cleaning equipment and self-repairing abilities.
The ear. The ear did not happen by accident. The outer ear collects sound waves from the air and funnels them to the eardrum. The waves cause the eardrum to vibrate. The eardrum can sense frequencies that move the eardrum only one billionth of a centimeter. Vibrations are mechanically transmitted and amplified through the three connecting bones in the inner ear. The mechanical vibrations enter a fluid in the inner ear. The waves are converted into nerve impulses by the 24,000 auditory receptor cells in each ear. The auditory nerve transmits these to the brain, enabling a person to hear. The ear also provides us with balance.
The heart beats about 100,000 times per day pumping 5.8 tons of blood per day, enough to fill a 4,000 gallon tank car. The entire circulatory system includes passageways totaling about 60,000 miles. The heart is self-lubricating, high capacity and self-regulating.