"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" (Ge 1:1). Job said, "'You can do all things, and [the] purpose of Yours [was] '" (Job 42:4) "to establish the heavens, to found the earth (Isa 5:16). Notice that the heavens and earth are mentioned separately. "His understanding is inscrutable" (40:28) and he is "the Creator of the ends of the earth" (:28). They are "Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained" (Ps 8:3). "You gave birth to the earth and the world" (90:2). "To the Lord your God belong heaven and . . . the earth and all that is in it" (Dt 10:14). "The worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible" (Heb 11:3). God's "lovingkindness extends to the heavens, and His faithfulness reaches to the skies" (Ps 36:5).
"There is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him" (Heb 4:13). It is God "for whom are all things, and through whom are all things" (2:10). "He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous" (Mt 5:45). However, more specifically "the righteousness of God has been manifested . . . through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe" (Ro 3:21-22). Yet "deliverance by man is in vain" (Ps 60:11). Nonetheless God "is our help and our shield" (33:20).