In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Ever stop to think about that one? The Word WAS God? I am not sure I can completely wrap my mind around that one, but what it does tell me for sure is that what we read about in the beginning IS God's word. It is SO much His word that it is Him. That sure makes me more confident to trust His word to be true.
2 Timothy 3:16
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.
Yet another verse backing up the truth and power in His word. And now that I've got that said, let's go over a little more of His word from the beginning.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the eventing and the morning were the first day.
6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he seas: and God saw that it was good.
11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
14 And god said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
16 And god made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
17 And god set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth.
18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
20 And god said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
21 And god created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
25 And god made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and everything that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and god saw that it was good.
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of th sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And god blessed them, and god said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
I used different colors above to show the different days. Look at just how much was done on each day. Think about creating ALL animals in a day... or separating water from water, and creating the sun and the moon. All pretty HUGE stuff to think about.
Then think about man. Later in genesis we read about how we were formed from the dust, etc... But, it's not like it's something God spent mere minutes creating. He spent as much time creating us as he did so many other HUGE things. A lot of effort, time, care, love went into our creation. And He put us above all things on the earth.
How amazing is that to think about?
I know that we often feel like nobodies. We might even sometimes wonder what on earth was God thinking when He created us. I don't have all those answers, but I do know that God knew what He was doing. He spent a lot of time creating us, and He loves us VERY much. More so than any other creation of his. We are great enough for Him to send His son to die for us. I do believe that is far more than he would have done to save a sparrow, or a mountain.
Any time you doubt God's love, start at the beginning and think about how much He put into your creation.
After he looked at everything he made, which for sure included man, he saw that it was good.
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