Deuteronomy 32:4 (erv)
Awhile back, we focused on a week of scriptures that showed us more about who God is. We have 5 more days left in our year of devotions together, and I thought it would be appropriate to re-visit that topic again. While I was planning out how to end this series, I wanted to be sure that we shifted our focus back to Him, because life, and everything in it, always seems to be better when He’s at the center of everything.
Today’s scripture teaches us about God’s work; it’s perfect. It’s easy to say that we believe that, but our actions and words don’t often line up with that belief. For example, do you look at your features and appreciate the perfection that was used to design them? Or do you stand in front of the mirror, picking apart the lumps, bumps, and lines that makeup your body? Because believe it or not, you are God’s work. And God’s work is perfect.
Do you look at others and think about the perfection that was used to create them? Or do you see their flaws and mistakes? What about the details of our world? Do you see brokenness and corruption? Because it’s certainly there, since sin has entered. But there’s also beauty and undeniable creativity in each scene that unfolds right before our eyes.
I become frustrated with the world and the people in it, including myself. Recently, I’ve been practicing stepping back and taking the focus off of myself, and instead, putting it on His perfection and what He’s made. I also keep reminding myself that what God created is often different than the end, earthly result because of the sin and brokenness in the world. But that doesn’t mean that it wasn’t created and designed with God’s perfection. And one day, we’ll get to witness and experience that perfection to the fullest.
What parts of God’s creation can you focus on appreciating more today?
Ask the Lord to help you see His goodness through His creation.