There are certain Scriptures that I think about a lot. One such verse is from Genesis.

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day (emphasis added).

Genesis 1:31 (NIV)

When God looked upon his creation, he looked at all of his creation. That’s every day from the first to the last, which no one but God has seen. This means everything in all creation is very good because it fits together according to God’s design. That doesn’t mean that everything in creation is good. Let’s face it, there are a lot of bad things that happen every day. Even if you’ve not had anything wrong happen in a day, just look at the news, and you’ll see plenty of bad things that have happened. Yet, because it all fits into God’s plan for creation, it’s perfect.

Another verse that “fits” into my thinking about Genesis 1:31 is this one from 1 Thessalonians.

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV)

Whenever we pray and ask for God’s will to be done, it doesn’t mean that whatever we’ve prayed for will happen exactly the way we want. Sometimes, what we’ve prayed for and what actually happens seem to be opposites! Yet, when we ask for God’s will to be done, and it’s done, we ought to be thankful. Otherwise, why ask for God’s will to be done if we don’t mean it?

When we take Genesis 1:31 and 1 Thessalonians 5:18 and mix them together, that all of creation is very good in God’s sight and to be thankful for all things for they are God’s will for us in Christ, we mustn’t leave out Romans 8:28.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:28 (NIV)

Since we know God saw all creation and determined it was very good, and we’re to be thankful for all things because they are God’s will for us in Christ, Romans 8:28 is the proverbial icing on God’s cake. That’s to say, if we couldn’t see why we should be thankful from Genesis 1:31 and 1 Thessalonians 5:8, we can embrace Romans 8:28 because it promises us that whatever happens, all those “bad” things that are hard to be thankful for, will for out for our good. If we love God and have been called according to his purpose.

Therefore, when we consider everything that happens from God’s perspective, which is eternal, it’s easy to see why God looked upon his creation and found it very good.

Do you know God? God knows you, and he loves you. He sees you as significant because you are. No one is insignificant to Him. He’s with you today, and he wants you to know him. Jesus died for your sins and mine so we could be free of guilt, freed from death, and live eternally with him. Eternal salvation is just a prayer away.

Pray this prayer with me to accept the gift of salvation:

Lord Jesus, forgive me for all my sins. I repent from my ways. Wash me in your blood and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I believe that you died on the cross, were buried, and on the third day, God the Father raised you from the dead. Right now, Lord Jesus, I open the door to my heart and receive you into my heart as my Lord and personal Savior. Amen.

If you prayed that prayer, then congratulations! You are on the first step of a brand new life. Allow me to be the first to welcome you to my family, the family of God. There are abundant resources available online for new Christians. You can visit here for more information on what to do next. You can also leave me a comment, and I’ll do my best to help you on the next step of this incredible journey.