In this post, we will be sharing with you some amazing Bible verses about creativity. We see in Genesis how God began creation by saying “Let there be…” (Genesis 1:3) and in the Gospel of John we’re told that Jesus is “…the Word which became flesh” (John 1:14). God saw that his creation was good, and he called it all very good.
When we view creation as a reflection of God’s creativity, we can gain a greater understanding of how God intends for us to creatively express ourselves. In this post, you will find some great Bible verses about creativity from the Old Testament and New Testament scriptures. We should not be afraid to follow our creative impulses because God gave us that ability and expects us to use it.
Bible Verses About Creativity KJV
Proverbs 4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
Isaiah 64:8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
Proverbs 22:29 Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean [men].
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Isaiah 42:5 Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein
Romans 12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, [let us prophesy] according to the proportion of faith;
Amos 4:13 For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what [is] his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The LORD, The God of hosts, [is] his name.
Luke 1:37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.
Isaiah 40:28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
Exodus 31:1-6 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, And in cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship.
And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee;
Psalm 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
Isaiah 65:17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
Isaiah 45:9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
Psalm 104:24 O Lord, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Genesis 2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Matthew 25:16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Colossians 3:23 And whatsoever ye do, do [it] heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
Ecclesiastes 3:11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
1 Timothy 4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
Jeremiah 10:12 He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Ephesians 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
Exodus 35:31-32 And he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship; And to devise curious works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,
Daniel 1:17 As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.
Psalms 104:24 O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
Exodus 35:35 Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work, of the engraver, and of the cunning workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, [even] of them that do any work, and of those that devise cunning work.
1 Corinthians 12:4-7 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.
Exodus 25:40 And look that thou make them after their pattern, which was shewed thee in the mount.
How To Be A Creative Christian
Our minds should be renewed by God’s Word daily
The Holy Spirit should transform our dark sinful hearts into light-filled with God’s love so we can understand and accept His transforming grace. If you find yourself surrounded by darkness and depression, it may mean your heart is full of sin and needs to be cleansed through repentance and faith in the blood of Jesus Christ who came to set us free from sin (Romans 6:18).
We should worship God with all that we are and create
Worshiping God isn’t simply attending Sunday service, singing songs, or praying – although those things play a role in our worship experience. Worship is also expressed through what we do (Philippians 2:10-11). As we spend time with God, we should feel the desire to bring Him glory through creating things. Whether it be painting a picture, writing a song, making videos, or recording podcasts – our unique individual talents and creativity is something that belongs to God so we should offer them back up to Him daily in worship (1 Corinthians 6:20).
We should live out what we believe verbally and creatively
When we truly accept Christ into our lives and begin living for Him, we will want others to see the difference that He’s made in us and in turn share His love with them. We can do that by sharing our testimonies through vocal means such as blogging or vlogging about how Jesus has brought us from darkness into light or through visual means such as designing graphics or making YouTube videos about our testimonies.
We should encourage other creatives to seek God
Many times Christians are looked at by non-believers as being hypocritical, boring, and dull people who simply want to judge others for their supposed wrongdoings. This couldn’t be further from the truth because Christ came into the world to save sinners (1 Timothy 1:15) including artists, designers, musicians, actors, models, entrepreneurs, etc who are too caught up in this world’s fads to know that they need Jesus Christ in their lives.
As a Christian, you can help change that perception of Christians by encouraging other creatives through words of encouragement on social media platforms such as Facebook & Twitter or even by using your creative talents to make graphics or videos that speak of God’s love and grace.
We should not compare ourselves to others
Some Christians will see a successful Christian artist, musician, designer, etc. and become upset because their gifting’s haven’t been as fruitful as they would have liked them to be. This is the sinful nature at work revealing itself for what it is: selfishness.
While it’s good to look up to those who are doing well for themselves in their particular creative fields, we can’t let our desire for popularity control us into thinking that having a “successful” testimony means that we must be just like them before God accepts us into His kingdom through Jesus Christ (Romans 12:3).
If you’re a writer, don’t compare yourself to J.K Rowling or even other Christian authors because each of us is uniquely gifted, so let God work through you in the form that He wants to use you in.
These are simply things that Christians should know if they want their gifts & talents to be used for the glory of God.
What does the Bible say about creating new things?
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10. This verse from the Bible shows that God wants us to be creative and innovative, using our gifts and talents for good purposes. This is one way we can show our love for Him.
What does the Bible say about being an inspiration?
Here are just a few of our favorite Bible verses about being an inspiration:
Proverbs 27:17 – Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 – Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. Hebrews 10:24-25 – And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
What does the Bible say about beauty?
The Bible says that beauty comes from within. The Lord looks at the heart, not the outward appearance. You are beautiful when you are kind, loving, and gentle. You are also beautiful when you have a good attitude and a positive outlook on life. God loves you just the way you are because He made you. You are special and unique, and no one else can be you. Embrace your beauty! (Genesis 1:31)