Also called: Art, Inventiveness, Making, Technology
The ability to bring something new into being. Though only God can create something out of nothing, human creativity involves inventive combinations of existing material.

Top Bible Verses about Creativity

Genesis 11:1–9

Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. And as people migrated from the east they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. And they said to each other, “Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone and they had tar for mortar. And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower whose top reaches to the heavens. And let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered over the face of the whole earth.” Then Yahweh … Read Genesis 11:1–9

Exodus 35:30–35

And Moses said to the Israelites, “See, Yahweh has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri the son of Hur, from the tribe of Judah. And he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom and with skill and with knowledge and with every kind of craftsmanship, and to devise designs, to work with the gold and with the silver and with the bronze, and in stonecutting for setting and in cutting wood, for doing every kind of design craftsmanship. And he has put it in his heart to teach—he and Oholiab … Read Exodus 35:30–35

2 Chronicles 3:13–14

The wings of these cherubim extended twenty cubits, and they were standing on their feet, their faces toward the house. And he made the curtain of blue and purple and crimson and fine linen, and put cherubim on it. Read 2 Chronicles 3:13–14

Ecclesiastes 2:4–6

I accomplished great things. I built for myself houses; I planted for myself vineyards. I made for myself gardens and parks, and I planted all sorts of fruit trees in them. I made for myself pools of water from which to irrigate a grove of flourishing trees. Read Ecclesiastes 2:4–6

Acts 19:23–26

Now there happened at that time no little disturbance concerning the Way. For someone named Demetrius, a silversmith who made silver replicas of the temple of Artemis, was bringing no little business to the craftsmen. These he gathered together, and the workers occupied with such things, and said, “Men, you know that from this business we get our prosperity, and you see and hear that not only in Ephesus but in almost all of Asia this man Paul has persuaded and turned away a large crowd by saying … Read Acts 19:23–26

Famous Christian Quotes About Creativity, Art, Inventiveness, Making, Technology

Nothing More Dangerous Than Leading Change

Let it be noted that there is no more delicate matter to take in hand, nor more dangerous to conduct, nor more doubtful in its success, than to set up as a leader in the introduction of changes. For he who innovates will have for his enemies all those who are well off under the existing order of things, and only lukewarm supporters in those who might be better off under the new. This lukewarm temper arises partly from the fear of adversaries who have the laws on their side, and partly from the incredulity of mankind, who will never admit the merit of anything new, until they have seen it proved by the event.

Niccolò Machiavelli

Many Things Have Value Without a Use

Has the Lord adorned flowers with all the beauty that spontaneously presents itself to the eye, and the sweet odor that delights the sense of smell, and shall it be unlawful for us to enjoy that beauty and this odor? What? Has he not so distinguished colors as to make some more agreeable than others? Has he not given qualities to gold and silver, ivory and marble, thereby rendering them precious above other metals or stones? In short, has he not given many things a value without having any necessary use?

John Calvin

A Written Masterpiece

Words must be turned over and over in the mind before their full force and beauty takes possession of us. One must look a long time at the great masterpieces of art to appreciate their beauty and understand their meaning, and so one must look a long time at the great verses of the Bible to appreciate their beauty and understand their meaning.

R. A. Torrey
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