ex nihilo

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Psalm 33:6-9

Psalm 33:6 The skies were made by the word of Yahveh, and all the stars, by the breath of his mouth.

Psalm 33:7 He gathers the water of the sea into a heap; he puts the depths into storehouses.

Psalm 33:8 Let the whole land fear Yahveh; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him

Psalm 33:9 because he spoke, and it came into being; he commanded, and it came into existence.

ex nihilo

You don’t really believe in a creator unless you are willing to accept that there is a being who made a command, and the universe came into existence. If you think that God had to start with some raw material to fashion the universe, you are thinking about another god, not the God of the Bible. He created ex-nihilo (out of nothing).

Why is this important for worship? When we encounter God in worship, we express our gratitude for his work in bringing us into existence, and ask him to finish that work by making us what he wants us to become. Worship involves both praise and prayer – both thanksgiving and supplication.

Lord, we declare our faith in the God who brought everything into existence.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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