Everything God Made Was Very Good
Construction Zone 5: God's Creation
Was there anything evil or bad about God's original Creation?
No. Creation now is all stained by sin, but God's original Creation was all very good. Genesis 1:31a – Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good.
This Truth Makes
When God uses the word “good,” it means several things –
beautiful, pure, useful, desirable, and right.
Up until Day 6, God called His creation “good.” But when He reviewed all that He had done, He said it was “very good.” It is interesting that this happened only after He created man, whom He had made in His image.
God made all things good. Nothing in Creation is altogether evil, since all things came from God Who is perfectly good.
Sin has brought death, suffering, and pain (see Romans 8:22-23), but that does not mean that God’s Creation was totally ruined by sin. There are reflections, good things in Creation that remind us of a good God. But these gifts have only a “basic” goodness, not a perfect goodness. Only God is perfectly good.