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Higher Than Our Ways - 01
As created beings, humans are by definition less than their Creator. As sinful beings, humans are unable to fully understand how God sees and understands His own creation. God states this clearly in Isaiah 55:8-9.
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways," declares the Lord.
"For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
Among the many aspects of God’s primacy is His ability to create something from nothing. Genesis chapter 1 contains numerous instances of God speaking into existence that which was previously non-existent, including light, heavenly bodies, plants, and animals.
But Genesis 2:7 shows that man was created differently, uniquely.
“And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”
How much God must care for us that He took the time, instead of just speaking, to form us and to breath into us a special kind of life- a spirit. God created us with a specific purpose in mind- to rule over the rest of his earthly creation, as shown in Genesis 1:26. Although we now live in a sinful world, God still forms each person uniquely and for a purpose. Jeremiah was taught this in Jeremiah 1:5.
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations."
Jeremiah was a teenager when God called him to prophesy to the Israelites. God anticipated Jeremiah’s need to be certain of his position, assuring him that he was made and called for a specific plan.
We can take comfort in the fact that God takes special care to create each person, and to have a divine purpose for each of us.