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Friday, April 21, 2006

Gen 1:1-23 In the Beginning

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In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
Can you believe in my arrogance I did not want to read Genesis, because I had read it so many times before? Well I just saw something I could never answer before!

People (and I) would ask, "If the earth was already here, did God just shape it? If the earth was already here, where did it come from?" In the first sentence is the answer. GOD CREATED IT. How empty is my arrogance!

I must change my attitude about what I know and what I do NOT know. Oh whoa to the proud in spirit.
"To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech." Proverbs 8:13

"Pride goes before destruction, a hauty spirit before a fall." Proverbs 16:18
Just so we know, I am clear on this issue of pride. I have known this. It just amazes me how many times and in how many ways I have to relearn it.
3And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness. God called the light "day," and the darkness He called "night." And there was evening, and there was morning--the first day.

6And God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water." So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. And it was so. God called the expanse "sky." And there was evening, and there was morning--the second day.

9And God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear." And it was so. God called the dry ground "land," and the gathered waters He called "seas." And God saw that is 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. The land produced vegeatation: 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. And there was evening, and there was morning--the third day.

14And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth." And it was so. God made two great lights--the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning--the fourth day.

20And God said, "Let the water team with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky." So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teams according to their kinds, and every winged bird accorording to its kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them and said, "Be fruitful and increase in number and fil the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth." And there was evening, and there was morning--the fifth day.
The next part is the beginning of the creation of mankind. I will save that for later.

If you are wondering why I am typing the Bible, I'm kind of surprised myself. I started to quote just the first two verses when I realized, "Maybe some people have no Bible!" What a shame it would be to have such refined gold and to not share it with others. Also, I have found that repetition is a good thing. I must read the Bible as I type it. lol.

I will be writing, at other times, just about my own thoughts. For right now, I find this is also a good discipline to make sure I read my Bible. Who knows? Maybe I will type the whole Bible. At least that way, I can look for key words on the computer when I cannot remember them by myself.

I noticed one thing while I was typing. I turned on the radio a minute ago. They started talking about the 9/11 Commission, and I began to angry. They did a very poor job, as far as I am concerned. What about Able Danger? They are trying to destroy all evidence of it. They knew about Mohammed Atta ONE YEAR before the attacks. Now they want to investigate our President who is trying to keep us alive so they can grandstand? I get very angry.

This is one of my problems. I get angry, even if it is a righteous reason, too easily. That is not righteous. No matter how I try to explain it away. ie. "Well ya know, Jesus had righteous anger!" No where close do I fall into this category.

I repent of my sin of anger. It keeps me from being wise in my decisions, it keeps me isolated, it keeps me poor is spirit. Please Lord, cleanse my heart. Make me pure, white as snow. Help me to pick up my own cross and follow You. In Jesus name I pray.

Thank you. Everyone have a great and blessed day!
Update: There is an introduction to Genesis at Bible.org I have included.

Originally posted 1/2/2006 @ 4:50 am

Category: Religion and Old Testament.


  • At 7/20/2006 12:06 PM, Blogger Adam_Lanman said…

    >>I repent of my sin of anger. It keeps me from being wise in my >>decisions,

    To feel negative emotion is to be human.

    My blog contains most of my poetry and short stories on topics of interest, related to my opinions of religion, science, politics, and daily life.

    I do not mean to be negative with any of my comments. I just feel the need to express my opinions on such matters. You are a very knowledgeable and fair person.


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