(You find part two here)

 Sunset-on-the-Pacific-Ocean-from-a-beack-in-Olympic-National-Park-openning-photo           Most Christian believers know what the Bible says about creation in the Book of Genesis. But the Bible actually says a whole lot more about creation and nature beyond the pages of Genesis. What the Bible tells us about nature, or how it uses creation as metaphors reveals what nature declares to us about God.

            Many times when the Bible mentions nature or the things of the wilderness it does so to reveal different attributes about God. The Bible uses creation: 

  • To reveal God’s glory, splendor and majesty
  • In ways that speak of His greatness, power and other characteristics
  • As metaphors to describe how God protects and delivers us
  • To explain how He is our refuge and our salvation
  • As illustrations to show how God provides for us
  • And to tell us how great of a Creator our God is!

 Clouds hover over a snow capped Longs Peak in Rocky-Mountain National Park           In this four-part series, I have compiled 101 verses or passages of Scripture that use nature in some way to point us to God. I found in my research hundreds of verses about God and His creation. It was a bit difficult to narrow them down to just 101. Some scripture verses I left together in longer passages and others I just left as one verse.

            The verses and passages are divided into four different sections that will come to you as four separate PDFs or blog entries. I know not every believer is going to agree with how I categorize the sections and many verses are left out. I understand that some of your favorite verses may not be included, but this is how God led me to complete this series. My goal was to bless Christians and non-Christians alike in their journey to seek our Creator through His work.

The four sections of are as follows.

1)        God’s Greatness, Power and Other Revealed Attributes

2)        Praise and worship to our Glorious Majestic God

3)        Our Protector, Refuge, Deliver and Salvation

4)        Our Great Creator and Provider

            Scripture passages that use creation and the wilderness to declare God’s greatness, power and other attributes is the first of the series on God and His creation. Even without the Bible our own eyes can see the greatness of God through the natural world. The Majesty of mountains; the serenity in the rush of a waterfall; the power of an ocean wave or the strength in the muscles of a horse all reveal something to us about God. It is no wonder the Bible contains many passages that use nature to speak of God’s attributes. Many of these passages can be found in the Book of Job and the Psalms, but the prophets also use nature to reveal how great God is. May you be blessed and empowered by these verses. Praise God!

A selection of the first 25 passages are below. Click here to download all of part one.

            All Photos and non-scripture text © Pasquale R Mingarelli 2002-2015

Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE®, unless otherwise noted. © Copyright 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation Used by permission.” www.Lockman.org0307-WDR-03-03

 Beyond Genesis Part One

God’s Greatness, Power and Other Revealed Attributes

1-Kings-8-27-But-will-God-indeed-dwell-on-the-earth-Turquoise-Lake-in-the-Colorado-Mountains1) 1 Kings 8:27

“But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain You, how much less this house which I have built!”

 

2) 1 Chronicles 29:11

“Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O LORD, and You exalt Yourself as head over all.”

3) Job 9:5-9

“It is God who removes the mountains, they know not how,

           When He overturns them in His anger;”

4) Job 38:22Snow-covered-stream,-logs-and-trees-and-Job-28-22-the-storehouses-of-the-snow

“Have you entered the storehouses of the snow or seen the storehouses of the hail.” 

 

Elk-bugling-in-Rocky-Mountain-National-Park-and-Job-39-9-105) Job 39:9-10

“Can you bind the wild ox in a furrow with ropes, Or will he harrow the valleys after you?”

6) Job 39:26-28

 

 

7) Psalm 30:7aMount Moran and Coulter bay in Grand Teton National Park with Psalm 30 7a

” O LORD, by Your favor You have made my mountain to stand strong.”

8) Psalm 36:6  

“Your righteousness is like the mountains of God;

            Your judgments are like a great deep.

            O Lord, You preserve man and beast.”

 

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Beyond Genesis Part One: 101 Bible Verses about God and His Creation — 11 Comments

  1. I am just want to express my gratitude for sharing your beautiful photos to me. God bless in all your undertakings in His name. God bless.

  2. I do not download I would love to have them, if you could just
    write the rest of the first 25 just scripture #nos and the rest
    of them the same way if you can I write them all down or can you
    email them to me if you see away to do this I thank you very much

  3. Hi Pat,
    I don’t seem to be able to download Part 1 – maybe there’s something straight-forward I’m missing! I have Part 2. Also, I read somewhere about a book you were working on – is it out yet?