The First Four Words

Last evening, our pastor, Russell Bonin gave a very powerful message on the first four words of the Bible,
"In the beginning God."
(Here is a summary of his message,
but I'd never be able to capture
the "awe" of it.)

"In the beginning God" If we don't really believe those words, then we can't understand the rest of the Bible.

God is eternal. We can't understand this...not really...not yet. God created time, space, and matter. He is outside of time, space, and matter.

Physics tells us that nothing can contain more energy than what caused it. So, think of all the energy each atom, in the sun, in all the stars... Our God has more power than all of that!

God created the heavens and the earth as a place for man. He spoke and they existed- each molecule, each law of nature, each cycle of water, and plan of reproduction. He tenderly created man, and breathed His own life into him.
God had a plan for time.

"God is the beginning and the end,
and is all throughout the middle."

Man's philosophies all deny the first four words of the Bible. For since the Eternal God has created time, space, and matter, He alone is worthy to be worshiped. To think otherwise is foolish and selfish and rebellious.

Yet, we can know God. He wants us to seek Him. He gave His only Son to provide our redemption from sin. He wants a relationship with us. He has put His Spirit within us, to teach us about Himself. He has prepared a place for us with Him.

"Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee,
How great Thou art! How great Thou art!"


Diana said...

Still bouncing over from Lynette's "Getting to Know You"... because I'm enjoying getting to know you. ;-)

Amen to everything you said! Wouldn't it be AWESOME if all of God's creation understood that! How sad to think of those who are missing out on knowing God!

{{ ♥ hugz ♥ }}

Sara x said...

Our pastor spoke on this a few weeks ago. It left me thinking then as it has now. Thank you so much for sharing.


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