December 31, 2018
DAY 2 JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
Key Verses for Today: Genesis 1:1, Genesis 2:18
If you are like most of us, more likely than not, you have wondered where everything came from? It had to come from something, right? Genesis, 1:1, today's Bible verse, answers that question - Really!
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1 NIV
At this time you may be asking yourself, what? There has to be more. The more, if there is more, is not shared with us in the first three chapters of Genesis. However, the first Chapter of Genesis shares with us at verse 22, that God made man in God’s image. The language used here gives the impression that God used His hands to make mankind in His image. Unfortunately, the “Let there be …,” language of verses 3, 6, 9, and 14 tends to conjure up the image of a magician in the mere mortal mind of fallen mankind. Notice the “Let there be,“ language changes with verse 20, the introduction of creation that has blood.
Take a good hard look at the complexity of the human body and how it functions. Considered together all organs and systems within our bodies working together to sustain life. Ask yourself this question: Is it more reasonable to believe that all creation was formed by a supernatural being (God) or by the collision of planets resulting in the formation of mankind and all that is needed to sustain mankind’s life? It just so happened that the collision of space particles formed everything with such precision that all food necessary to maintain life appeared before mankind and that mankind knew what was edible and what was not. God appears to be the more reasonable rational.
So from where did God come? Although wise men always seek answers to unanswered questions, wise men also admit that some questions have no apparent answers.
The journey to understanding God is so important for nourish our spiritual life. It begins right here, at creation! In chapter 2 of Genesis we learn that God cares deeply for man. God asserts, The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” (Genesis 2:18, NIV) This is just a small, but significant, example of God’s love for man. Read Chapter 2 of Genesis and be awestruck by the love and provisions God gave His beloved creation.
Chapter 3 of Genesis can only be described as man sending unceasing heartbreak to a loving God. Chapter 3 of Genesis tells us of the man’s separation from God through sin. As you study chapter 3 you will clearly see that God does not abandon the sinner; however, He does not allow sin to go unpunished.
The first three chapters of Genesis are important in your personal journey to understand God’s relationship with you. Chapters 1 and 2 reveal His relationship with us. Chapter 3 initiates the journey to redemption and restoration.