DVGod Evaluates His CreationThen God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day. ¡XGenesis 1:31Do you take comfort in the fact that God sees and knows what you are going through in your life?
Do you take comfort in the fact that God's work is perfect and He will do what is best for those who love Him?
Like a craftsman who carefully examines each minute detail of his finished masterpiece or an artist who admires his finished painting from a distance, God evaluated every part of His creation at the end of the sixth day. His overall assessment was: "indeed it was very good."
God's actions show that He is very thorough with His work. Except for the second day, each day of creation ends with the words, "God saw that it was good." Upon the completion of all creation, God once again reviewed what He had done was exceedingly pleased with what He saw. He did not just set His creation aside when He was finished with His work. God cares about His own creation and puts the whole of it under His attentive and caring eye. He also sees to it that whatever He does is good.
"Known to God from eternity are all His works," Acts 15:18 tells us. Nothing escapes the eyes of our omniscient Creator and God. On the one hand, He examines every person to judge each one accordingly. On the other hand, God watches over His own in order to provide for them. He sees when we are in need. He sees when we are in sorrow. He sees when we love Him from our hearts (1 Cor 8:3). And He sees to it that all things work together for the good of those who love Him (Rom 8:28). If we obey Him, God's intimate knowledge of His creation is our great assurance.
God's evaluation of His own work teaches us that God's works are perfect and complete. All that God does is "indeed very good." There is never a flaw in what God accomplishes, and He never leaves His work unfinished. His provisions are perfect. His blessings are perfect. His atonement on the cross is perfect. We, who are the new creation in Christ, are also being made perfect: "For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified" (Heb 10:14). Having delivered us from eternal condemnation, God continues to work in us to make us perfect in Christ until the day of redemption. He does not and will not give us up. What God has set out to accomplish in our lives He will also bring to completion. "He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ" (Phil 1:6). If we do not forsake Him but continue in Him through faith, we will see the fruition of God's perfect work in us through Christ.
Lord, You are worthy of my complete trust. You know all things perfectly and are able to do all things perfectly. You see my needs and have not kept anything good from me. I will depend on You to provide for my needs. I will surrender my life to Your almighty power and let Your saving power finish its work in me.