Monday, January 2, 2006

"In the beginning..."

Since it is January and my Bible schedule reading begins with Gen.1 and Matt.1. I'd like to do a plan concerning reading the Bible through in one year (OT once and NT twice), I have never done this particular plan before BUT there's always a first time for everything (or so 'they' say - but whose the they?) ANYWAY - I do read the Bible more than just once a day, just wanted to clarify that the schedule is a routine I would like to keep and is not the same as the other times that I get to read God's Holy Word.
Somethings that I have picked up on: I guess I would call it Principles from Gen.1 and 2 or a more fancier one would be Principles in the Creation Order (I don't know, something like that):

1. God is Triune - Gen.1:1 "God" (Elohim) the word means more than one person. Also consider Gen. 1:26 "Let US make man in OUR image..."

2. God is a "Separatist"- Gen. 1:4-10 He believes in separation and so should we. Separation is also part of what He called 'good.' We should try to live our lives with a great degree of separation from sin.

3. God is a "Worker" - He is interested in His work and loves to evaluate (Gen. 1:31). He even took a break (Gen. 2:1-2). We need to aspire to God's work ethic. Honest, hard work is godly! Along with that we should learn how to enjoy our 'day offs.'

4. God made man in His image - Man is not a product of some accident. Man is also a free moral agent. Man is also to take charge and dominion over God's creatures (it is man's responsibility to lead!). Marriage is godly! (Gen. 2: 21-25). Marriage is One man and One woman ONLY! I am sure almost everyone knows the the cliche: Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. The Fall of Man (Gen. 3) and the promise of God (which is Man's redemption Gen. 3:15).

These are just somethings that I have been meditating on.

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