In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1
We live in a society that is determined to have a god that they can control. A god they can explain and a god that goes along with their choices in life. Society wants a god that is there for them when they need him, but not one that they have to commit their lives to following. Is this the picture of God that we see in Scripture?
The opening verse to the Bible throws all those ideas out the window. The first part of the phrase stands out immediately: “In the beginning God…”. God has always existed; in the beginning He was already there. He is not a created being, He has just always been. God had no beginning. Thinking about that long enough could send your brain into a migraine. As if that wasn’t enough already, the verse then mentions that “…God created the heavens and the earth”. God speaks then planets are formed, stars are formed, mountains raise, oceans fill with water, air fills the atmosphere, trees grow, animals come into existence, and man and woman appear. This is the God that, society wants to control? Could things be any more foolish than that? In the Old Testament people had an awe of God that I think we have lost over time. We often forget who this God is that we are called to worship, instead it’s more important for some extra sleep on Sunday. Let’s never lose the awe factor of who this great and mighty God is. Read through the verses at the bottom and understand who this God is.
Additional Reading: Psalm 90:2; 102:25-27; 145:3; 148; Isaiah 46:9-11; Revelation 4:11