Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Inspired by the Spirit of God, Moses wrote Genesis and told us where we came from, why we are here, and what God expects us to do. Moses also explained how the Jewish nation began, the people through whom God would reveal Himself to the world, write the Bible, and ultimately give us our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

In the beginning, let’s just think about that. Everything that exists had it’s beginning somehow. The birth of a child, the dawn of a new day, a beautiful marriage, your favorite musical or movie, even a family vacation , everything has a beginning. Free of problems and full of promise, beginning stir hope and imaginative visions of the future. Genesis means “beginnings” or “origin,” and it unfolds the record o the beginning of the world, of human history of family, of civilization, of salvation.

Most important, we discover the beginning of God’s love affair with humanity. The apostle John tells us, “God is love.” (1John 4:8) Not simply that God has love, or that God performs acts of love, although these are both true. There is something more basic and fundamental that we MUST understand about God’s nature and character: God IS love. God is the source and standard of love, and everything God does is motivated by love. He cannot act in any way that is not loving.

I am overwhelmed by such knowledge. Moses said it best: “the secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever that we may do all the words of this law.” The important thing is not knowing all that God knows but doing all God tells us to do. "For we know in part" 1 Cor. 13:9.

There is so much life and love ahead. Immerse yourself in the knowledge of God’s love, which serves as the beginning point of all that we know about God.

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