Has it ever struck you how much thought has been packed into a single verse of Scripture? We miss so much when we rush through a passage without meditating on it. Today’s devotional is a sample of a verse full and running over with meaning. Think on it. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Genesis 1:1 (ESV)
1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
“This opening sentence of the Bible repudiates atheism, for it postulates the existence of God. It refutes materialism, for it distinguishes between God and His material creation. It abolishes pantheism, for it predicates that which necessitates a personal God. ‘In the beginning God created,’ tells us that He was Himself before the beginning, and hence, Eternal. ‘In the beginning God created,’ and that informs us he is a personal being, for an abstraction, an impersonal ‘first cause,’ could not create. ‘In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth,’ and that argues He is infinite and omnipotent, for no finite being possesses the power to ‘create,’ and none but an Omnipotent Being could create ‘the heaven and the earth.’” [Arthur W. Pink, Gleanings in Genesis I, (Chicago: Moody Press, 1922), p. 9]