Genesis 1 & 2: God’s Creation
Verse of the Day: (1:27) “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”
1. Creation (1:1-31)
V31 “And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.”
Welcome to the first book of the 66 books of the Bible, the Word of God. Indeed, let us acknowledge and believe in the God of the Word who is the true and living God. Let us look around us, and appreciate the wonderful creation of this world, and know that there is a Creator. When we see our beautiful watch, we know that it must be a smart and creative man who has designed and make it. Similarly, when we look at the awesome mountains, oceans, animals, birds, fishes, insects, and especially ourselves - our minds and hearts - we know that there must be Someone who has designed and created all of us. That Someone is none other than God who has created all things except those things that man has designed and created. In fact, after God created everything including man in 6 just days and then He rested on the 7th day, and declared that everything was very good!
2. Command (2:1-23)
V16 “And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:”
When God created man, named Adam, in His image, and then He created a woman, named Eve, as his help meet, He commanded them that they could eat everything that were in the garden of Eden except the fruits from the knowledge of good and evil. However, Adam and Eve chose to disobey God’s command and ate the forbidden fruit, and thereby caused the tragic fall of man. However, God in His foreknowledge knew that man would disobey Him, and therefore He had a redemption plan to send His only Son, Jesus Christ, from heaven to earth, to live, minister and then die on the cross and shed His blood not only for the sins of Adam and Eve, but the whole world, that whoever believes in Him should not perish in hell, but have everlasting life with Him in heaven (John 3:16).
3. Cleave (2:24-25)
V24 “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”
It is God’s desire and command that the husband and wife should cleave together and become one flesh, and establish their own family, unless their parents truly need them to physically, emotionally and financially support them. In fact, the husband represents Christ and the wife represents the church, and even as Christ loved and gave Himself for the church, the husband must likewise love his wife and even die for her (Ephesians 5:25).
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You for creating me as I trust and obey You now and forever.