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God created you very good!
Day 2

by Gini Crawford, MSW

     God created everything in 6 days. After each day of creation God saw that what He had made was good. Yet, after God had created everything - especially man and woman, He saw that all He had created was very good. God creating humans, made His creation very good. It is very clear humans are the focal point and masterpiece of God's creation. You are very good in God's eyes! Genesis 1:31 says,

And God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day. NASB®

     At one time in my life, because of my childhood, I thought I was worthless. I later realized from Genesis that I was very good in God's sight. The word "very" means exceedingly. The word "good" is defined by many positive words. Some of the positive words are: beautiful, delightful, pleasant, glad, precious, correct, excellent, lovely, convenient, joyful, fruitful, secure, kind, and righteous. What if someone who loved you wrote you a letter using these words to express what they thought about you? How would you feel? Remember, these words are what God thinks about you!

Life Application

     Read Genesis 1, and watch for the words good and very good. Underline them in your Bible if you want. You are very good in God's eyes and that is the truth! Since you are very good in God's eyes, how should you think of yourself? Also take some of the positive words from above that define the word "good". Describe how that word applies to your life with God. (Examples: I am beautiful to God because He called me very good in Genesis 1. I am convenient to God, not an inconvenience as my childhood family led me to believe.)

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