The creator (Acts 7:50)

“Did not my hand

Make all these things?”

οὐχὶ ἡ χείρ μου ἐποίησεν ταῦτα πάντα

The author of Acts indicated that Stephen continued to quote Isaiah, chapter 66:2, where God said, “Did I not (οὐχὶ) make (ἐποίησεν) all these things (ταῦτα πάντα) with my hand (οὐχὶ ἡ χείρ μου)?”  The exact quotation from Deutero-Isaiah was longer but almost the same.  “My hand has made all these things.  Thus, all these things are mine.’  Says Yahweh.”  Yahweh has made everything, so that everything was his.  What was he looking for?  He wanted someone who was humble, contrite in spirit, and trembled at his word.  God was the creator of all things.  Therefore, he did not need human help.  Do you appreciate God as creator?

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