God Is Good!

Genesis 1:29-31

29 And God said, “Look[1], I’ve given every seed producing[2] green plant[3] that (is) on the face of the whole earth for you, and every tree that (has) seed producing[4] fruit in it, (and) they’ll will be for food for you… 30 and for all the living (things) of the earth, all the birds of the heavens, and for all the moving (things)[5] (that are) on the earth … (everything) in which (there is) a living soul… green[6] vegetation[7] (is) for food.” … and it was so. 31 And God saw all the he had made, and, look[8], (it was) very good.  And there was evening and there was morning… the sixth day.

Application

And every moving thing God made was initially designed to be a veggie… a vegetarian, that is.  God gave all the grass and the fruit trees to all the animals, birds, insects, and man to eat.  All the “seed seeding,” or perhaps “seed sowing” trees and green plants were for food.

One wonders how long this state of perfection lasted after God’s creation.  He made it all in six days, and, after He had finished his masterpiece, He looked back on it, and said, “It’s very good!”

God is good.  He IS good, He ONLY DOES good, and He EXPECTS good.  All creation dwelt in harmony… grass (or perhaps fruit) eating lions and bears, and even mosquitos that fed off plants, rather than me… It all sounded idyllic… and it was.

Somehow, I think this was the place of rest that God wanted me to live in… no worry about anything.  Although I can’t change the world, I can enter God’s rest through Christ Jesus.  This rest should stop me from worry, guilt, anxiety, fear, bad moods, etc, because, like Jesus, I see what my Father in heaven is doing, and just do that.  Being made in His image, I should be, do and expect good.

Prayer

Father, please let me see what You’re doing today, and I would like to align with You, and join in.  Please fill me with Your Spirit, and lift off the niggling feelings that are tainted by the philosophy of this world.  I surrender my will to Yours. In Jesus’ name.  Amen.


[1] הִנֵּה – hinneh – Strongs 2009 – (dem) – “Behold!/indeed/Here!/Look!/There!/See!/lo/if/a call to attention/go/how/if/if he sees/if he has/now/surely/unless”

[2] זָרַע – zaraʿ – Strongs 2232 – (v) – “to sow/sow seed/plant seed/scatter/spread out/producing, yielding seed/to be sown/to become pregnant/be made pregnant/to be sown/have children/sowing time”

[3] עֵשֶׂב – ʿeseb – Strongs 6212 – (n . m) – “herb/herbage/grass/green plants/vegetations”

[4] זָרַע – zaraʿ – Strongs 2232 – (v) – “to sow/sow seed/plant seed/scatter/spread out/producing, yielding seed/to be sown/to become pregnant/be made pregnant/to be sown/have children/sowing time”

[5] רָמַשׂ – ramas – Strongs 7430 – (v) – “to creep/creeps/move/moves/move lightly/move about/walk on all fours/teem/glide about/prowl about/swarm/move along”

[6] יֶרֶק – yereq – Strongs 3418 – (n . m) – “green/greenness/green plants/greenery/pertaining to the colour of lush, living, healthy plants”

[7] עֵשֶׂב – ʿeseb – Strongs 6212 – (n . m) – “herb/herbage/grass/green plants/vegetations”

[8] הִנֵּה – hinneh – Strongs 2009 – (dem) – “Behold!/indeed/Here!/Look!/There!/See!/lo/if/a call to attention/go/how/if/if he sees/if he has/now/surely/unless”