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God Carefully Upholds His Creation
Case 11: God's Work - Past and Present
Clue: 2

Question Answer
Who sustains and upholds all things?

Jesus sustains and upholds all things by His power. Hebrews 1:3b – Upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.

The Difference This Truth Makes
First, God created the world by His power, and now God holds the world together and keeps it going by His power. Theologians use the word “sustain” to describe the action of God’s providence. This is what God is doing right now. God is sustaining the world (including you) even as you read this sentence! That means He is holding it all together and carrying it along according to His plans (keeping it going, and keeping it going in His direction).

The Bible teaches that God is holding everything together “by the word of His power.” God’s powerful Word created everything
and God’s powerful Word sustains or upholds everything. It is only by God that everything holds together.

It is amazing to think that the One Who spoke the world into existence, the One Who upholds the world right now, humbled Himself and sacrificed Himself to pay for our sins on the cross.



 

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