We do not need to look at this world for very long before we determine that everything is definitely not “very good.” But in the beginning, it was. Everything that God made was originally perfect and without blemish. At the completion of the sixth day of Creation, God reflected upon His handiwork and saw that there was nothing lacking in it. So what happened after that?
Sin. The corruption that entered God’s Universe came through no fault of His own, but rather through the iniquity of His creation. Satan himself was originally created in perfection until iniquity was found in him (Ezekiel 28:15). Man, too, was created without imperfection until Adam and Eve rebelled against God’s commandment. It was through disobedience that God’s perfect Creation became corrupted and evil entered in.
Many people are quick to blame God for the problems in their life. They question why God has caused or allowed certain things to happen to them, or why He hasn’t done more for them. But the problem is still the same today as it always has been, sin. We live in a world that has been corrupted by it and that has become an ugly place because of it. But in the beginning, it was not this way. It was very good.
What about your life? Have you dealt with your biggest problem; your own sin? Are you angry with God because He hasn’t done more for you, and yet you have never dealt with the sin in your own life? Will you confess your sin to God, repent and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for forgiveness?
This world will never again be “very good.” But for those who are trusting Christ as their Savior, there is a place that is. The sin that has corrupted the world and has corrupted our own flesh will be no more. God will make all things very good again.
To Jesus Christ goes all glory. In service to Him,
[This post was originally published July 29, 2009]
**Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) © The Lockman Foundation and are used by permission.
[If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ or you are not certain where you are headed when this life ends, I invite you to read the article “Am I Going To Heaven?“]