Scripture: Genesis 1,2,3. Click here to view full scripture.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Observation: What was going on in the Bible at this time?
These scriptures cover the entire creation process for the heavens and the earth over the course of 7 days. All creatures including us humans were created. Also during this time, Adam and Eve ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. This caused mankind to be cast out of the Garden of Eden forever. Now, instead of having an easy life, women have pain during childbirth, and men have to work the land to produce food.
Application: How can we apply this to our lives?
What I love about these first scriptures in the Bible is the detail describing how God created each part of the world. God wanted the best for us back in the beginning, and He still wants the best for our lives today. Even though we disobey him on a daily basis through sin, He always has his hands open ready to take us back. I don’t know of any other father who can unconditionally love his children this way, without having any hard feelings at all. Even though our earthly fathers try to love us this way, we are all living in a fallen world, where we all sin. I look forward to the day when we get to live in such a paradise again for eternity!
Prayer: What can we pray for in regards to these passages?
Heavenly Father, we thank you for creating us, and having the patience with us when we fail to meet the standards you have set forth for us in the Bible. We strive to please you and ask for your guidance each and every day. We thank you for your gift of forgiveness, and thank you for the promise that someday we will live in paradise again, with a second chance, and come out of this fallen world. We pray these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.