“God saw all that He had made, and it was very good.”

Genesis 1: 31

Reading: Genesis 1: 4-21

There is one phrase that is repeated over and over again in this Genesis 1 account. It is the phrase “God saw that it was good – tov”. This is a more significant phrase that we may initially comprehend.

As a creative myself, I can relate to this aspect of the account. God planned and conceptualized something. Then He spoke His Word. Then He watched it come into being and stand fast because of His words. He saw that it worked perfectly according to His plan.  For example, the sea was exactly the right salinity for the creatures He caused to swarm in it. He saw that it was not only functional, but also beautiful. Spirit-lifting.

God had the power and wisdom to accomplish that which He had planned and prescribed, to accomplish the goals that He had set out to accomplish. When God had completed each task, He was completely satisfied. In this way, we are very much like our Creator – there is a sense of satisfaction that comes from a job well done.

God saw that it was good.

These simple, underappreciated words, so often ignored, are the words of the heavenly law and heavenly edict given to all creatures by God. They give us security.


Thank You for all the thought, love and passion You put in to making a home for us.

For the family

Explain briefly how God looked at everything He had made and declared it ‘good’.


Discuss their God-given talents and gifting with them and how it gives them pleasure when they are operating in their gifting. Encourage them to develop their gifts so that they can know the satisfaction of a job well done.