God’s Eternal Design

February 13

[Abraham] was looking forward to the city
that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God.”
HEBREWS 11:10 ESV

An artist sees a new painting before he picks up the brush to create it. A musician hears a new song in her head before she picks up her instrument to compose it. A writer conceives ideas, concepts, and things to be conveyed to others in his heart long before he sets words to paper. An architect designs the building before construction begins.

The creative process is the progressive, orderly arrangement of things until what is seen outwardly lines up with what has already been seen inwardly. God is the Ultimate Creator. We find that He established an order of things before He ever brought them into being โ€“ an eternal purpose that He purposed in Christ. The crucifixion of Christ was not God’s startled reaction to the unforeseen and unimaginable fall of Adam. God envisioned things straight through to the end before He set them in motion.

Source: “The Irresistible Kingdom” by Chip Brogden
2017-03-06T09:42:01+00:00 By |Infinite Supply|

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CHIP BROGDEN is an author, teacher, and former pastor who shares "real, simple, truth" about a Christ-centered faith that is based on relationship, not religion. Learn more ยป

6 Comments

  1. Pandora Brinker Feb 13 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    Very true.
    So many times men have made assumptions about why
    things turned out the way they did; as if God didn’t know to begin with.

    When in reality it was just man who didn’t like the out come!
    So they give God’s prophecies an interpretation of different reasoning. –

  2. Alan Bradley Feb 13 at 9:19 am - Reply

    Good word, Chip. : ) As an artist-person myself, you captured and explained it right (the art process, that is). We are made in God’s image so that makes God the original ‘artist.’ More forethought and vision goes into the final product – in any art form – than may people may imagine. God is no different – being the Alpha and Omega, he sees the beginning from the end. Thanks, and blessings!

  3. Louise Feb 13 at 8:03 am - Reply

    As Alan said above, my first thought was God is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end and He is there through the whole in between also. When we stop and think of how He created everything by Him speaking it into existence. Now we have some who think they can copy what God has created and a way for it to be accomplished, Who does man think he is to be the one who created this or that? If God had not placed everything we have here for us, we can do nothing. As the story I heard about Satan going to create a man as God did, so he reached down to pick up some dirt to start his creation of man. God said “No. Put the dirt down and go create your own dirt.” Everything was created by God that was to be good for man. Sad to say there are some who want to turn what our Creator gave us into wrong and evil. Even the dirt we use for planting food etc was all created by God, so all we do as humans can only be because God placed it all here for us. so sad that some can’t do right with all He has given man. What an amazing, powerful, loving and giving God we have!

  4. Timothy B Feb 13 at 11:05 am - Reply

    There are those people today who would question, if not argue, with the idea of “God’s Eternal Design”. The more liberal mindset of the world today would use this to excuse any and everything they can’t explain. They would say: “Then, that’s saying that we are just as God has made us! Warts and all!” As one of the children that God sees us ALL as; I would answer them: “God made Man capable of making glass and poison, but that doesn’t mean we are to eat it!”. The point being, that God’s Wisdom and Guidance for life is for ALL. Whether ALL choose to follow that wisdom and guidance is entirely up to them. God’s goodness extends to all. How we receive that goodness, and then implement it into our lives, is like sunshine shinning on both the beautiful and the ugly alike. Or like rain falling on the good and evil alike. God didn’t create the mess of our lives, we did! And He can shine into that mess all the same. Let God shine into the mess of your life today, and allow Him to bring order from chaos. He will if you ask Him.

  5. Lynne Clark Feb 13 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    Beautifully put and so true, awesome, thanks Chip

  6. Sandrine Feb 19 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    Hey Chip,
    Thank you vert much.

    It is really encouraging when we think that our life “does not rhyme for nothing” / dies not hold water/means nothing and serves no purpose in the present state of things…

    Here? This is the second text that “suits me” and which is yet extracted from the book whose passages usually disrupt me and that I do not usually understand… ๐Ÿ™‚

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