He who made all things must be eternal (John 1:3). He who called all things out of nothing by His word, according to His eternal will, must be uninfluenced by all outside of Himself, untaught, unadvised, unaided, unimpeded, almighty, all-wise and sovereign over all (Job 38:4; Acts 17:24-25; Rom. 4:17; Heb. 11:3). Light appears at His word. Darkness recedes at His command. He separates light from darkness. By His word, land appears and is divided from the sea. God said. It was done. God saw His works. It was all good. God divided one from the other. God calls things as they are. He called the light Day and called the darkness Night. His will is always done (Isa. 14:24; Ps. 135:6). His word is truth (Ps. 119:142; John 17:17). God cannot lie (Num. 23:29; Heb. 6:18; Titus 1:2). Nothing can prove God’s word, because His word is truth (John 17:17). His word cannot fail because He has exalted His word above His name (Ps. 138:2; Isa. 46:10; Heb. 6:17-18; Matt. 24:35). What He says and does and sees and separates, and what He calls things, is the whole truth about the way things are.
We know what is good because God said it is good. Evil is what God calls evil. May we see that our life is at God’s will, by God’s word, that He brings it to pass, and is as He sees it. May He dispel the darkness and shine His light in us. May He subdue our wretched man by Jesus Christ, the God-man, through His word, out of His grace, by His accomplished work in our salvation. May we see as God sees, agree with all that He says, praise Him for His work and worship Him for His glorious majesty. May all that He calls good be very good to us. May all that He calls evil be very evil to us. And may we praise His glorious name for ever and ever!
By His word, the LORD first revealed His visible and material creation. By His Gospel He has made known the spiritual (1 Cor. 15:46-47). The first Adam is of earth. The last Adam is the Lord from heaven. First the darkness and void. Then light, order, fruitfulness, communion and worship. First creation. Then the new creation. God first tells us that He made out of nothing what we can see and touch and sense (Heb. 11:3). He then tells us what He made that we cannot see and touch, but what physical creation represent and pictures, what we must believe simply because He has told us in scripture. He created all men in Adam (1 Cor. 15:22). He created His elect new in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17). If He has told us earthly things and we believe not, how shall we believe if He tells us heavenly things (John 3:12)? May God give us grace to believe His word, and so believing, to believe Him (Gen. 15:6; 2 Chronicles 20:20)! Believe His word. Believe His Son. Believe His Gospel. Believe His goodness. Believe His righteousness (2 Pet. 1:1). All of His works are done in truth.
“14 The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down. 15 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season. 16 Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing. 17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works. 18 The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. 19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them. 20 The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy” (Ps. 145:14-20).
Our great God and Creator is our omnipotent, eternal, sovereign Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ (Titus 1:3-4; 2:10, 13; 3:4, 6)! This is His message to fallen sinners. "The LORD upholdeth all that fall...is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth...will fulfill the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them" (Ps. 145:14-20; Isa. 40:1-31). This is His assurance to His saints. If He called creation out of nothing by His word, how much more shall He, by His incarnation, life and death, save His people to the uttermost (Rom. 5:10; Heb. 7:25; Isa. 40:1-31)? God comforts His people. He tells us that He, our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, has by Himself defeated our every enemy. He has made satisfaction for all our sins. He has pardoned and cleansed us of all our iniquities. He has created and established our everlasting righteousness (Isa. 40:1-2; 45:8; Dan. 9:24). It is done! Christ accomplished His Father’s eternal will (Heb. 10:7; John 19:30). God now looks upon Christ for His people. He says, “Very good” (Ps. 71:16; 1 Cor. 1:30; 2 Cor. 5:21; Rom. 5:17-21; Eph. 4:32)! Christ’s righteousness is all-sufficient. In Christ, God has justified and sanctified and glorified His people (1 Cor. 1:30; Rom. 3:24; 5:9; 8:30; 10:4; 2 Cor. 5:21; Php. 3:9). According to all His righteousness (Dan. 9:16), for Christ's sake, He now rewards them with everlasting life in Christ (Rom. 5:21). And what do we say to these things?
“If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things” (Rom. 8:31-32)?!!
“Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation” (Isa. 25:9; Isa. 40:9-10).