Today we begin our journey as we look to dig deeper into God’s Word and to lay a foundation of what we believe. In my last post about the Foundation Verses, I challenged you to join me and to memorize these verses so that we can do what I Peter 3:15 tells us to do –
but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,
So, are you ready? Here we go…
Genesis 1:1 – In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
In the movie The Sound of Music, there is a song that many of us have heard before and I believe these words are true for our first foundation verse. The words of this song say,
Let’s start at the very beginning
A very good place to start
When you read you begin with A-B-C
When you sing you begin with do-re-mi
As we look at this verse, it is imperative that we “start at the beginning” and know Genesis 1:1. It was God that created everything – not man nor was it a “big band” – IT WAS GOD!
Hebrews 11:3 tells us,
By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.
I love that when God speaks – things happen!
Warren Weirsbe say the following about Genesis 1:1,
When you consider the acts of God recorded in Genesis 1:1, you can’t help but bow in reverent worship, for His creative acts reveal a God of power and wisdom whose word carries authority.
In the beginning, GOD!
Follow Up Verses: Psalm 33:9, Romans 4:17