God has created a vast universe into which He has interwoven both simple and deep mysteries which all give expression to His diverse and wondrous attributes. From the birds that fly in the heavens to the creatures that live in the depths of the sea – the creative designs of the Creator continue to amaze us even after thousands of years since He made them. God’s beauty, wisdom and power are imparted in various degrees on all that He has created!
Has it ever occurred to you that you are the biggest reason why God created the things of the earth? He said in His word; ‘I will not take a bull from your house, nor goats out of your folds. For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know all the birds of the mountains, and the wild beasts of the field are mine. If I were hungry, I would not tell you; For the world is Mine, and all its fullness. Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?’ – Psalm 50:9–13.
God didn’t create the universe and all that’s within it because He was bored and needed something to get Him excited. He created them for the purpose of displaying His wisdom, and in order that He may receive worship, praise and honor from all His creation.
We humans are not the only ones that God desires to worship Him – He also wants the plants, the animals, the stars of heaven and the waters to worship and praise Him. The Bible clearly shows us this truth: ‘Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD from the heavens; Praise Him in the heights! Praise Him, all His angels; Praise Him, all His hosts! Praise Him, sun and moon; Praise Him, all you stars of light! Praise Him, you heavens of heavens, and you waters above the heavens! Let them praise the name of the LORD, for He commanded and they were created. He also established them forever and ever; He made a decree which shall not pass away.’ – Psalm 148:1-6.
God desires the worship and praise of the heavenly or celestial bodies and also the praises of those on the earth.‘Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all the depths; Fire and hail, snow and clouds; Stormy wind, fulfilling His word; Mountains and all hills; Fruitful trees and all cedars; Beasts and all cattle; Creeping things and flying fowl; Kings of the earth and all peoples; Princes and all judges of the earth; Both young men and maidens; Old men and children.’ – Psalm 148:7-12.
One of the most amazing creation of God is water. While the Bible does not tell us when or how God created water – it does tell us that God’s Spirit was hovering over the face of the waters when He wanted to recreate the earth (See Genesis 1:2). We also know from the Bible that water was first in heaven and later God apportioned water to the earth. ‘Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so. And God called the firmament heaven.’ – Genesis 1:6-8.
What is a firmament? This is the expanse of sky between the surface of the earth and the heavens, which we would call the atmosphere of the earth in today’s terms. God doesn’t stop there – rather He goes on to get all the waters organized into seas, rivers, springs, streams, basins, lakes and valleys. ‘And God called the dry land earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. And God saw that it was good.’ – Genesis 1:10.
In a lot of places where God creates in Genesis, the author concludes each creation by saying that God saw that it was good (See Genesis 1:10; 1:12; 1:18; 1:21; 1:25; 1:31). In other words, God’s creation is packed full of His abundant goodness! It would literarily take thousands of generations for us to fully understand God’s creation and maximize them for our benefits. They are full of signs and amazing stuff that would blow your mind! Whether we want to explore the heavenly bodies with its vast array of constellations and planets – or whether we want to explore the oceans with its millions of creatures of different kinds of species and orders – God will always have something new and amazing for us to discover!
Although God is awesome and mysterious, yet He desires us to know and relate with Him as our Father! A diligent search and study of all that He has made should lead even the most hardened atheist to accept that there is a God ‘somewhere out there’ – and if he’ll be honest with himself and brave enough to accept the truth of God’s existence and His infinite power – the God that is ‘somewhere out there’ would soon relocate and begin to live within his heart.
‘He lays the beam of His upper chambers in the waters, who makes the clouds His chariot, who walks on the wings of the wind.’ – Psalm 104:3
Here is top 10 bible verses about ocean, sea and water, Check it out below!
1. Micah 7:19 ESV
He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities underfoot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.
2. Psalm 139:9-10 ESV
If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.
3. Amos 9:6 ESV
Who builds his upper chambers in the heavens and founds his vault upon the earth; who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out upon the surface of the earth— the Lord is his name.
4. Isaiah 43:2 ESV
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.
5. Psalm 107:23-25 ESV
Some went down to the sea in ships, doing business on the great waters; they saw the deeds of the Lord, his wondrous works in the deep. For he commanded and raised the stormy wind, which lifted up the waves of the sea.
6. Genesis 1:9 ESV
And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so.
7. Habakkuk 2:14 ESV
For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
8. Ecclesiastes 1:6-7 ESV
The wind blows to the south and goes around to the north; around and around goes the wind, and on its circuits the wind returns. All streams run to the sea, but the sea is not full; to the place where the streams flow, there they flow again.
9. Psalm 8:8 ESV
The birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
10. Genesis 1:2 ESV
The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
God asks Job questions about His creation, but His purpose for asking the questions is not so much for information, but to give us deeper insight into His creation. ‘Or who shut in the sea with doors, when it burst forth and issued from the womb; When I made the cloud its garment, and thick darkness its swaddling band; When I fixed My limit for it, and set bars and doors; When I said, ‘This far you may come, but no farther, and here your proud waves must stop!’ – Job 38:8-11.
Over the years – while in prayer and meditation – I have come to realize that even though God has given us some measure of freedom to explore creation and use whatever lessons or treasures we find for human growth and development, God still holds sovereign power over His creation and has appointed limits to our research and what we do with it. For instance, when God apportioned the water on the earth, He goes on to create millions of creatures in it. ‘Then God said, ‘Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures… So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded.’ – Genesis 1:20,21.
God didn’t create the water – or other planets out there – for man to live in, but for the sea creatures. He has made the earth for us and expects us to stay within the boundaries of His will. Paul the apostle puts it this way: ‘And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their pre-appointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings.’ – Acts 17:26.
You need to give thanks to God every time you remember that He created the water and all the various types and sizes of fish in it – yet He is unable to eat even one of it because He is Spirit and does not eat physical food! He created them all for us because He wants us to enjoy the fish and all other creatures He has made in the sea. If you’re someone who loves to swim a lot, that’s another reason to give thanks to God for creating water. Whether you swim in the ocean or in your swimming pool – you need to understand that water is not a product of scientific research and innovation but one of God’s gifts to men!
Water sports would have been impossible if our heavenly Father had not created water – so you have one more reason to thank God if you love water sports and activities. You see, God had it all planned out when He created the earth. He thought about you and your needs and made sure He made every necessary provision available. ‘By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth. He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; he lays up the deep in storehouses.’ – Psalm 33:6,7.
It’s been thousands of years since the creationof the heavens and the earth, and yet science is unable to catch up with God’s awesome creativity. Again and again, science discovers new things in the oceans and even in the heavens above – testifying to the truth in the first chapter of Genesis that God has packed creation full of His goodness!
Every time you see water, or you eat any sea creature, or you look into the heavens and you see the lofty clouds or the beauty of the starry sky at night – know that these are all signs of the Father’s love for mankind and one of His ways of demonstrating His creative power! These are evidences that God exists and is the author of life. He has created all things so that He might take pleasure in them and through it receive the praise and worship that rightfully belongs to Him!