Devotionals Genesis

The Cherry on Top

I often use an illustration of the wife being the cherry on the top of the chocolate cake in a marriage sermon. This arose out of my wife once making a chocolate cake and having only one cherry. She placed it on the center top of the cake, and each one of the children and myself hoped we would get the piece with the cherry on it. Cunningly, my wife cut the cake in such a way that the cherry remained until the last piece of cake. I don’t remember who eventually got the cherry but my illustration was that the wife is the cherry on the top of the husband’s life. Now, how much more is this true about God’s final act of creation … the human being? Please read again:

Ge 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. 28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” 29Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so. 31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.

1) The God of creation created the human being. If you are a Bible believing Christian, you will rejoice in not being a product of evolution. In answer to the question … “What fish did everything evolve from?” … Evolutionist answers … “It was from the lobe-finned fish that the tatrapods evolved, the four-limbed vertebrates, represented today by amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds.” Creationists ( say … “Perhaps the most bitter pill to swallow for any Christian who attempts to ‘make peace’ with Darwin is the presumed ape ancestry of man.” True Christians believe:

Ge 1:26 Then God said

We believe our God created the human being by saying … “Let us make man.” In His divine power, God spoke and the human being came into existence! Although we have looked at the passages already, it is good to reflect upon what the bible says about man and God creating him. Although Jesus is spoken of in the first instant in the passage, we know the same truth to all humans …


Ps 139:13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, 16 your eyes saw my unformed body.

Who took the sperm and egg and united them together? God! Who developed that union in the mother’s womb? God! Who saw the baby through full term in the womb? God! This is why we, together with the Psalmist may say … I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. How human beings existence, whether wanted or unwanted by the parents, is outside the scope of God creating and fashioning it from conception through to full term is not Biblical. (We understand that because of the fall, not all pregnancies are successful, though we believe all pregnancies are human beings.


Gen 2:7 the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

At creation God made man a living being … meaning man has a spiritual dimension compared to other animals. Man is able to relate to God, fellowship with God, obey or disobey God, has a conscience knowing right from wrong (due to the Fall), has a will enabling him to do right or wrong (due to the Fall) … yet due to the Fall is a sinner at birth.


Ps 51:5 Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.

God, in the most simple of ways informs us through the Psalmist that from the very moment our father’s sperm and our mother’s egg united, we were sinners. Right from conception we were humans and humans according to this Scripture are sinners … not just from birth, but from conception. We do not become sinners when we have understanding. We are sinners from the very moment of conception. This is the reason Christians stand in agreement that abortion is equal to murder because from the moment of conception a human being is in the womb. We perhaps need to add here that due to the human being, being a sinner, God needed a rescue plan for man whom He chose before the creation of the world.

2) The human being is one race. It is remarkable that evolution says the different color humans evolved from different sources where the Bible says God created mankind. See:

Ge 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make man.” … 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Taken from … … “The pigment primarily responsible for everyone’s skin color in melanin. Ultimately, everyone has the same skin color, we just have varying skin tones. The two forms of melanin are eumelanin (brown to black) and pheomelanin (red to yellow). Their proportion determines skin tone.” As one scientist said that looking at skin color or tone, everyone’s skin is brown … from the lightest (what we call white and pink to yellow and light brown) to the darkest brown (what we call black). Read the article from where I obtained the quote above and learn two important facts.

(i) All racism, of whatever nature is caused by sin. If God created one man and one woman and through them produced the race, there is no such thing as races. That concept is manmade. We might be differently colored and toned and we might have different features due to where man was spread to because of the Tower of Babel scattering, but the race originated from Adam and then through Noah.

Ac 17:26 From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.

(ii) Bible believers get it that we have the same parents.

Ge 3:20 Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living.

Adam rightly named his wife Eve because she is the mother of all the living, just as he is the father of all the living. The point that we are driven to in Genesis chapter 1:26 to 28 is that there is one race. Everyone comes from the same ancestors. The human being did not evolved. Biblical Christianity understands this. The world might not, but Jesus did, and He gave His gospel for all peoples to hear so that the elect from all nations might hear and be saved.

Rev 7:9 After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. 10 And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” 11 All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying: “Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!”

Father, fill me with love for all mankind so that I will pray for the peoples and nations of this world so that they might hear the gospel and many believe, repent and be saved through the Blood Sacrifice of the Lord Jesus. Amen.

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