E100 Devotion – Day 1

May 6, 2012

E100- Reading: Genesis 1:1 – Genesis 2:25

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Genesis 1:1

Genesis is one of the most important books of the Bible because it’s the foundation of the beginning of heaven and earth. The heaven and the earth were both created together in the beginning.

The word used for “God” in verse one, is a plural word.  This shows us that the Trinity or the three personalities of the Godhead (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) were all involved in the process of creation.

Verse two states that the earth was or became without form and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep.  Because everything God created was good, I find it hard to believe that God created anything that was without form, void or darkness upon it. 

There is speculation amongst some theologians that there may have been a period of time between verses one and two.  Some believe there may have been a pre-adamic (before Adam) creation that experienced something catastrophic before God moved upon the face of the waters in verse two. 

But the scriptures do not give us an explanation of what may have happened or how much time may have evolved between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2, therefore, it is important to not make assumptions about the age of the planet based on what we assume to be true.  This can also true of all scripture interpretation.  According to scripture, it’s not clear exactly how old the planet is, but the account of creation is clear and science confirms it. This communicates to us an important truth that God doesn’t tell us everything, and we should be careful not to assume, but to base our truth on what His Word does say to us.  Never has biblical creation or the Bible been proven wrong, however assumptions about the Bible have been proven wrong. 

Then the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the water; the Son of God spoke the Word given to Him by the Father.  In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.
John 1:1

God said let there be light and there was light!  This was not the light of the sun, moon and stars but the light was good.  The first day was lit by the light of God that was created by the spoken Word.  The light was divided from darkness by the rotation of the planet. Once God’s Word established the rotation of the earth the first day was created.  Then the rest of creation unfolded through the spoken Word of God.

Then God rested in faith, knowing the Word would do the rest.  When the light of revelation shines on the spoken Word we can rest in faith knowing the creation of our day is in “now” progress. 

You do not have to know everything, nor do you need to make assumptions, just speak God’s revealed Word over your life and rest in faith that God will perform according to His word, because God’s Word continues to create when spoken out of our mouth.

For the word of God is alive and powerful…
Hebrews 4:12a  

Written by Pastor Ron Satrape

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