Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
This is a short sentence but it expresses a massive and mind-boggling event. It declares in unmistakable terms that in the beginning of things God Himself created the earth and the universe that surrounds it.
The word “Genesis” means the formation of, the coming into being of, the origin of something. The book of Genesis represents the origin, the scriptural origin, of all that we can see and know in the natural world we live in. Where did we come from? How did things get started? What are we here for? What is the meaning of life? These are questions that man has sought answers for since time began.
That’s why the book of Genesis is so monumentally important to us in our understanding of things. It gives the scriptural version of the account of creation as told by Moses, the man to whom God, according to scripture, spoke to as a man speaks to his friend.
The book of Genesis has been made the subject of an entire section of teaching in this collection of Bible study lessons, because it is full of foundational truth that will shed light on and give meaning to much of the remainder of the Bible. Genesis is the opening book of the Bible and Revelation is the closing book. They represent the beginning and ending of the divine story. It should benefit us greatly to lay a good foundation for our Biblical understanding from the book of Genesis.
Lessons about the book of Genesis will be posted as available, and not necessarily in chapter and verse order.