Who is God? … Pt. 2: The Firstborn

Colossians 1:18, “And He… is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead…”

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence” (Colossians 1:15-18). Double wow! Jesus is the firstborn over all creation (the only begotten of the Father), meaning He is before all things and the reason why creation exists and coexists.

He is also the firstborn from the dead after being crucified on the cross. The significance of that event cannot be overstated because His death and resurrection is the basis for mankind’s salvation. Thus Jesus is the beginning of all creation, in its perfect state, and the beginning of salvation to make “all things” perfect again. The dots are now connected, but let’s drive the point home so you get the totality of why all creation exists.

For us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live” (1 Corinthians 8:6). Creation is the clay and He is the potter. All things exist because of the Father, our Creator, but through His Son, Jesus Christ.

It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in” (Isaiah 40:22). God dwells in heaven, above the earth and we are like insects hopping around His creation. Can you picture a large wheat field full of grasshoppers? That is God’s view from above concerning mankind.

He has made the earth by His power, He has established the world by His wisdom, and has stretched out the heavens at His discretion” (Jeremiah 10:12). By power and wisdom the earth was made and everything in it. Creation is no accident or some cosmic coincidence! King David put musical notes to this absolute truth: “The Lord, Who made heaven and earth” (Psalm 115:15; 121:2; 124:8 & 134:3).

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NOTE: The preceding excerpt was taken from the book, “God on Climate Change: Worshipping creation instead of the Creator” by Jim Wear (the author of this blog)… available in paperback at Amazon.

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