This post is the first in a series of studies about “Creation”.
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Creation – Day 1
Most of us as Christians do not have a problem thinking of eternity future, but eternity past is a whole different concept. From this verse we understand that the heavens and the earth are not eternal, but were created by God. It is God who is eternal!
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Most of us as Christians do not have a problem thinking of eternity future. But eternity past is a whole different concept. From this verse we understand that the heavens and the earth are not eternal, but were created by God. It is God who is eternal! That is beyond our imaginations.
But this verse too has a lesson for all who think that everything including the earth happened naturally over billions of years. No! God created them, we don’t know how, except by His words “Let there be…” and that was the beginning of a very exciting week. A week which is symbolic of much that has happened since.
Many believe that each day symbolises a thousand years.
Some of the symbolism is obvious to those who look for it. For example, It was the third day when Jesus returned to life making it possible for all who believe to have eternal life in Him. In the account of creation we see that the earth was given life on that day; vegetation, fruit etc. were all brought to life from the earth (the grave) on that day.
On the seventh day God rested, and that symbolises the “day” after Jesus’ return when all who have followed Him will rest from work and be in Heaven with Him. The earth’s job will have been completed.
Read the whole chapter and ask yourself if you really believe that creation happened as written in Genesis 1.
Remember that Paul (who was an expert in Jewish writings) told Timothy that “ALL scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16)
Let us pray as Paul did that we will be “equipped for every good work” that Father God has “prepared in advance for us to do”. (Ephesians 2:10)