In Part two of our By Design series, we learned that God's creative work in the world not only includes building things, but also making things beautiful. It is in God's creative nature to not only make things function and have order, but to make them beautiful, like an artist's masterpiece. Because God creates this way, it is our role as Christ-followers to do the same- making the world beautiful.
Read Genesis chapter 2 to prepare for the discussion for this week.
1. Take a look at God's creative work that happens in Genesis 2. What do you notice about God's creative nature? Why do you think it was important to God to make things that were not only functional, but beautiful?
2. We are to make the world more beautiful around us by working against the effects of sin in the world that brought "ugly" into the world. When Pastor Rob mentions making things around us beautiful, what comes to mind for you?
3. How has God's work of "beautifying" been made evident in your own life?
God's work of making things beautiful in the world is not a vain work. God makes things beautiful because it is one way that others who don't know Him can see evidence of Him. Just like God created, we take part in that creation with Him, and making things beautiful is part of that.