The Wisdom of God

Daniel Denk

READ : Genesis 1:1-31

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. (v. 3 NIV)

When we reflect on the wisdom of our great God, we might direct our thoughts to Proverbs or Job. But have you considered the amazing wisdom demonstrated in the creation account? Recently I was again reading this familiar story in Genesis very casually and the impact of the amazing events described there jumped out at me in a fresh way.

We remember the unique aspect of the creating work of God in that it was ex nihilo, out of nothing. But this is not only true in the sense that God started with no material substance. God made light, when there had never been any concept of light before. He not only formed the “physical” properties of light, he created the whole idea of light. The same is true with the rest of the acts of creation. How does one conceive of time and space and matter, when these have never existed before? Of course, for God, this is no great feat. However, the creation account in Genesis is a powerful testimony to our God’s great wisdom.

This is a God we can trust with our lives, our futures, and our dreams. If he is the mastermind behind the whole creation, then we can depend on his power and wisdom, even in times of confusion and crisis.


Lord, we praise you for your great power and wisdom.