Read Genesis 1:1. Now read Ezekiel 28:11-19 and Revelation 12:3-4.
It is very likely that following God’s creation a perfect world; there was a heavenly rebellion. Angels, led by Satan, attempted to steal God’s glory and throne. Those who rebelled were exiled from heaven, sent away from the very presence of God. The destruction of this world was the result. Look closely at Genesis 1:2.
Now, look at Genesis 1:3. Our Creator is a missionary God. Into the darkness, God said, “Let there be Light.” The light was everywhere. It dispelled the dark. There is no competition. Light always defeats darkness.
Whatever God does is for His glory. He alone is worthy of praise. He alone is perfect. God’s creation is not to be worshipped. In the Garden of Eden, Adam’s willful sin brought death to this world. This did not surprise God. He has a plan for history. In Eden, God put Satan and humanity on notice concerning His ultimate intention. He will restore all of Creation to its original perfection and thus glorify Himself.
I will put enmity between you and the woman, between your seed and her seed. He will bruise you on the head, and you will bruise him on the heel. – Genesis 3:15
Throughout the Bible there is a recurring pattern:
This week, invite your friends and family to join you in meditating on the immeasurable goodness of God as portrayed in Bereshit, the beginning of God’s grand story. Sometime before Friday watch the Five Alive video on this page with your family. Seth, from Israel College of the Bible, a ministry of One For Israel, presents his thoughts on Adam as Israel.
Think About It
- How have you experienced God’s grace as a response to your sin during the past week?
- What have you seen in this set of readings that has presented you with new insight into God’s overall plan for history?
- Who, besides your family, has God placed in your life that you could talk with about what you have discovered from God’s Word this week?
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