Today in class we used the Discovery Bible Study Process with Genesis 1:1-25. I’ve only included a snippet of the passage.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good,and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day. 6 And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” 7 So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it.And it was so. 8 God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day. 9 And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good. 11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so.12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.”
We talked about what this passage revealed about God’s character. I think this passage reveals that God is creative, He is intricate, He is good and therefore creates good things, He is proud of His creation, and He is caring. After each thing that God creates He says, “It was good.” This passage reminded me that I need to take more time each day to appreciate God’s creation. I often do it when I’m on a mountain top or I see a sunset, but I should learn to look for and appreciate even the little things of God’s creation. If God created it and said that it was good, then I should look at it and also say, “This is good.” God’s creation is meant to point back to Him. It is meant to bring glory to His name as the author of the Universe. I am going to take a few moments each day to make sure that I am appreciating God’s creation more.
Much love, B