Since God knows best everything that He created was very good! This also included male and female humans [two genders]. The reliable God doesn’t make mistakes! Devote 11 minutes to get the details.
God Knows Best: He’s Reliable And Doesn’t Make Mistakes
STM Bible Lesson
Lesson focus: Genesis 1:1-31 (26-27 and 31). Bible lesson background: God rated His following creative work as being good.
- The light [day] (verse 4; read 3-5).
- [Dry land] earth and [the gathering together of the water] seas (verse 10; read 9-10).
- The grass, plants with grain for seeds, and trees that made fruits with seeds(verse 12; read 11-12).
- Sun (first used in Genesis 15:12) [the greater light], moon (first used in Genesis 37:9) [the lesser light], and stars (verse 18; read 14-18).
- Great whales, and every living thing that moves in the sea, and every kind of bird (verse 21; read 20-21).
- All land animals (verse 25; read 24-25).
- Wild beasts, each kind of livestock [cattle], every kind of animal that crawls along the ground, and human beings [man]. God saw everything that he had created, and yes, it was very good (verse 31; read 26-31).
- Genesis 1:26-27
- God said, “Let us make human beings in our image who are like us. They will have authority over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, and over the whole of the earth and every creature that moves on it.” 27 So God created human beings in his own image. He created them in the image of God. He created them male and female. (FBV)
- KJV: And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
- Genesis 1:31
- God looked at everything that he had made. He saw that it was very good. Evening passed. And then it was morning. That was the sixth day. (EASY)
- KJV: And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
God knows best and doesn’t make mistakes
You are only what you were created to be—a [male or female] human, and it is useless to argue about it. People cannot argue with God about this because he is more powerful than they are, and a long argument will not change that fact.
12 Who knows what is best for people during their short life on earth? Their life passes like a shadow. No one can tell them what will happen later. Ecclesiastes 6:10-12 (ERV)
KJV: That which hath been is named already, and it is known that it is man: neither may he contend with him that is mightier than he. 11 Seeing there be many things that increase vanity, what is man the better? 12 For who knoweth what is good for man in this life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?
Develop an attitude of conformity to God’s will
God established names for things He created: male, female, day, night, earth, seas, etc. Accepting the “names” allows us to live within God’s plans. We fight against and lose touch with reality when we redefine or change what He established. Many people behave that way today.
As stated in Ecclesiastes 6:12, people are unaware of what is best for them or what is coming. The truth is, only God knows what is best for us and what the future will be.
- Isaiah 45:9
- “How terrible it will be for [Woe to] those who argue with the God who made them [their Maker]. They are like a piece of broken pottery [a potsherd] among many pieces [potsherds of the earth]. The clay does not [Does the clay…?] ask the potter [64:8; Romans 9:20], ‘What are you doing?’ The thing that is made doesn’t say to its maker, ‘You have no hands [or skill].’ (EXB)
- KJV: Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd [a piece or fragment of a broken pot] strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
Don’t live the way this world lives
- Romans 12:1-2 (NIRV)
- Brothers and sisters, God has shown you his mercy. So I am asking you to offer up your bodies to him while you are still alive. Your bodies are a holy sacrifice that is pleasing to God. When you offer your bodies to God, you are worshiping him in the right way. 2 Don’t live the way this world lives (religious, social, political, and economic arrangement). Let your way of thinking be completely changed. Then you will be able to test what God wants for you. And you will agree that what he wants is right [best]. His plan is good and pleasing, and perfect.
- KJV: I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
The Lord is reliable because He is always the same
- Malachi 3:6
- I the Lord do not change. So you descendants of Jacob have not been destroyed. (NCV)
- KJV: I am the Lord, and I do not change. That is why you descendants of Jacob are not already destroyed.
- Hebrews 13:8
- Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever. (RKJNT)
- KJV: Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
- We should not adopt new religious ideas and we have no reason for going back to less ethical or religious practices. Our God is a constant, eternal, and reliable creator. What He established in the beginning is still in effect today. He does not make mistakes! A day is still day, the earth is still earth, there were only two genders for humans, there are still only two genders, etc.
God knows best
- Romans 9:20
- But, my friend, I ask, “Who do you think you are to question God? Does the clay have the right to ask the potter why he shaped it the way he did? (CEV)
- KJV: Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
- Isaiah 29:16
- My goodness, how you’ve turned things around! You seem to think that the potter is equal to the clay; Should the pot say about the potter, “He didn’t make me”? Or does the thing formed say about the one who formed it, “He doesn’t understand anything”? (VOICE)
- KJV: Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?
Living your best before God our Father
- 1 Peter 1:14-16
- [Live] as obedient children [of God]; do not be conformed to the evil desires which governed you in your ignorance [before you knew the requirements and transforming power of the good news regarding salvation]. 15 But like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves in all your conduct [be set apart from the world by your godly character and moral courage]; 16 because it is written, “You shall be holy (set apart), for I am holy.” (AMP)
- KJV: As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: 15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
Since practicing sexual orientations, gender identities, and societal values frequently shift with culture. We must follow God’s word rather than modify our behavior to comply with the demands set by society or one’s peers. Keep in mind that the Lord is the one we will answer to. God knows what is best. I pray that you have enjoyed and will make the most of this Bible lesson. Blessings to you and your loved ones—♥ Tim. ☺
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