I recently joined a ladies Bible Study group and the first assignment was to read the first book of Genesis. As I began to read I wasn’t able to get past the first phrase of the first verse. “In the beginning God . . .” Wow, have you ever paused there and just contemplated the power of all that is represented by that phrase?
I did a search to look at the word God found throughout the Bible, as I scrolled through I could not help but see my smallness (minuteness, meagerness, inadequacy) and His massiveness (immenseness, vastness, sufficiency).
Genesis 1:3 “And God said, . . .”
Genesis 1:4 “And God saw, . . .”
Genesis 1:5 “And God called, . . .”
Genesis 1:7 “And God made . . .”
Genesis 1:21 ” And God created . . .”
Genesis 1:22 “And God blessed. . . “
So much is contained within the first chapter of the Bible, so much is revealed about the power and magnitude of the God that we serve. Each aspect of our lives should reveal the attributes of the God that we see in Genesis 1. We should be demonstrating to the world the realization of the Creator that we serve, the Master of the universe, the Redeemer of the world. Each day should begin with the knowledge of all that we have within our reach, the ability to come before the God of all beginnings, the Father of all that come unto Him.
“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.” Revelation 22: 13-14
“In the beginning God . . .” Genesis 1:1