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Who is God – Day 1

Genesis 1:1

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

The Thought

The word God means different things to different people. For many it is a swear word. For many others it is a word to be pronounced with reverence. Some people think of God as a sugar daddy to be called on when necessary to solve problems and get us out of difficulty.

So as we look this month at who He is according to The Bible, we will reflect on just a few of the different descriptions in some of the names that The Bible gives Him. As we go through, the month, take some time to ask yourself who God is for you.

The beginning, as in the first verse of the Bible, seems a good place to start.

The original Hebrew word used here for God is Elohim which means creator suggesting that He has creative ideas which He is capable of carrying out.

God used this word Elohim to describe Himself in Genesis 17:7 when He was telling Abraham the plans He had for him and his descendants.

David uses the same word Elohim in Psalm 19:1. “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands”.

Many Christians think of Jesus when they hear the word god. Others think of statues of Cupid, Hercules or Buddha.


Think today about In the beginning God!. He had no beginning and will have no end. He just always is!

Is God a real person for you, or is He a statue made of wood or stone?

Does God live with you at home, or do you go to a certain building, church, chapel or synagogue to talk to Him? Some people think they can only talk to God while out in the countryside.

Do you, or anyone you know have “gods” in the house? Why do they have them?

Read Genesis 1. Ask yourself if you really believe that God created these things.

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