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January 2, 2020 Genesis 2

I wish Genesis chapter 1 ended after Genesis 2:3. But since chapter and verse breaks are not inspired (they were standardized in the 13th and 16th cent. respectively) I will not spend too much time worrying about it.

When I read Genesis chapter 1, I read about an overview of all creation.

When I read Genesis chapter 2, I read about the relationship of the creation to story to man and man’s relationship to that creation.

Genesis chapter 1 is a wide angle lens and Genesis chapter 2 the lens zooms in on that which is most relevant to the reader…our relationship to creation…

Wait a second, maybe that is why Genesis 2 begins with:

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.

Genesis 2:1-3, English Standard Version

Genesis chapter 2 is about mans relationship to creation and thus to the creator…

“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. 11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

Exodus 20:8-11, ESV

January 1, 2020 ​Genesis 1

What would God say is the primary point He wants us to take away from Genesis chapter 1?

The name of “God” appears 32 times in 31 verses in Genesis chapter 1. Of those 31 verses, 20 of them speak directly of God creating the things on this earth.

I would ask again what would God say is the primary point He wants us to take away from Genesis chapter 1?

God as the creator is a theme that is carried throughout the entirety of scripture. In 35 books and over 300 verses from Genesis to Revelation God is recognized as the creator of all things.

If I’m an enemy of God and I want people to stop worshiping God…

What do I attack?

“Worship Him who made heaven and earth…” (Revelation 14:7)

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