Grace From the Start: Day 1

 

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.  The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep.  And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

And God said, “Let there be light.” And there was light.  And God saw that the light was good.  And God separated the light from the darkness.  God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.  And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

And God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”  And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse.  And it was so.  And God called the expanse Heaven.  And there was evening and there was morning the second day.

And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.”  And it was so.  God called the dry land earth and the waters that were gathered together he called seas.  And God saw that it was good.

And God sad “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which their seed, according to its kind, on the earth.”  And it was so.  The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kind, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind.  And God saw that it was good.  And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.

And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night.  And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.”  And it was so.  And God made the two great lights the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night and the stars.  And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness.  And God saw that it was good.  And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.

And God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.”  So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind.  And God saw that it was good.  And God blessed them, saying “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.”  And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.

And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds-livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.”  And it was so.  And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kids, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind.  And God saw that it was good.

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.  And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him: male and female he created them.

And God blessed them.”

{Genesis 1-2:1}

This is how creation unfolded

And God said, “Let there be….

And it was so….

And there was evening and there was morning….

When God speaks things happen.  When God speaks things are created.  His creation, you and I, does not have that power.  I can stand in my kitchen and speak all kinds of words until I am blue in the face and nothing will be created.  I can try to create action in my kids and one morning of barking orders to get shoes, hats, and coats on it becomes apparent that my words do not create action.  I speak and nothing happens.  My home may be filled with commotion but my kids heads are still bare, their bodies are not donning a coat, and their feet are shoe less.  But when God speaks things are created.  When God speaks things happen.  When God speaks promises are fulfilled.  This is what we will get to see all through this study.

Today we see that God created all.  The beginning of John tells us that Jesus was there in the beginning.

In the beginning was the Word, 

and the Word was with God, 

and the Word was God.

He was with God in the beginning.

Through him all things were made;

without him nothing was made that has been made.

In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”

{John 1:1-5}

When He speaks promises we can know they will happen.

The promise he spoke to Adam and Eve after they turned from him happened.

The promise he spoke to Abraham about him being the father of many nations happened.

The promise he spoke to Moses from the burning bush happened.

As we go from day to day getting closer to Christmas we will get to watch God at work.  We will look at the stories of how God worked in this world for himself, Jesus, in the form of a baby, to come about.  We will remember our verse from John and know that Jesus has always been there.  We will be reassured that the promises written in scripture will be fulfilled because every other promise God has spoken he has worked to make happen.  We will be reminded we do not need to rely on ourselves to make the promises of God happen.  We will look to THE WORD for our hope this Christmas season.

day 1 summarry

 

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