Psalm 119 – Part 21 A
September 23, 2013
Psalm 119 – Part 21 B
September 25, 2013
Psalm 119 – Part 21 A
September 23, 2013
Psalm 119 – Part 21 B
September 25, 2013

Creation Shall Be Delivered

Tunnel between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tennessee.  2013

Tunnel between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tennessee. 2013

Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. Romans 8:21

“But by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, because the creation shall be delivered from slavery of corruption.” There is hope for the creation as well as us.

Most people don’t really think much of creation. It just takes care of itself. However, originally God put man in the Garden to take care of it. “And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the Garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it”. (Genesis 2:15)

When sin entered, the creation, the animals and plants as well as the earth itself began to decay. This is a good answer for evolution. Things are not evolving—getting better. Things are decaying. Just leave your front lawn alone for a while and see what happens. Corruption means to decay, ruin, and perish. The earth is under the bondage or in slavery to this corruption. It’s like rust. It just eats away at the creation.

There is hope, however, for the creation. It will be restored just as the children of God will receive a new body. We are free. We are at liberty in the grace of God. Our spirits have been born again. Now we wait for the redemption of our bodies.

The creation also will be delivered from this corruption into the glory of the liberty of the children of God. We see in the millennial reign of Jesus that “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.” (Isaiah 11:6) The Church will return with Jesus to this restored earth to reign and rule with Him.

That means there is not only hope for our future, but for creation as well.