Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (26th February, 2016)

Posted: February 26, 2016 in Advice, Bible, Bible Commentary, Christianity, Devotional, Quiet Time, Religion
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February 26, 2016

CREATIVITY

Dag Heward-Mills
READ: Genesis 2:19-23

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Genesis 1:27
 
God created man in His image and therefore man is innately creative. Man will either use his creativity or not. The world is divided into rich and poor. Most of the poor sections are populated by people who do not use their God-given creativity . Creativity is seen in the innovations, inventions and ideas that men come up with.
God gave man the authority to finish the work of creation. Man was so creative that God left the finishing of His creation to man. Man was given the awesome job of labelling and naming the created beings: Genesis 2:19-20.
Men became creators of evil things. Men misused the creative power God gave them and began to invent evil things: Romans 1:28-30.
A lack of creativity gives rise to “diminishing returns”. When people lack creativity , they are forced to live off the natural resources of their land. This gives rise to farming, fishing and mining as the main activities of the people. These diminishing returns activities also give rise to hunger, poverty , migrations and wars. Diminishing returns is recorded in the Bible. In the book of Genesis it is stated that the land could not sustain the people: Genesis 36:7.
A lack of creativity causes poverty . It is a fact that as time goes by land yields less and less to its owners. As a result, large numbers of people migrate in search of greener pastures. The need for more land for the purposes of farming, mining, etc., has inspired numerous wars.

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