In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day (Genesis 1:1–5).
[A]nd how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:15-17).
Genesis is a wonderful, powerful, and supernatural book. It is the introductory book to the Word of God. Therefore, it is the book that begins to answer our questions about God
One might ask “In what way is the Bible, the written Word of God, the book of answers?” In life, people ask many questions about life, real questions that they wish to get answers for. Questions such as:
- Where did we come from?
- Who created us?
- Who created the world?
- Who created the universe?
- What is the purpose of life?
- What is my individual purpose?
These are only a few of many legitimate questions that people ask.
If you were to ask many scientists in our culture today, “What are some of your main goals and what is your purpose in studying science?” Many would probably respond “We are trying to find out who we are and where we came from.”
Yet it is God’s Word that gives us answers to all of our questions. From Genesis chapter one all the way to chapter twenty two, the final chapter in the book of Revelation, the Word of God has answers – many, many answers.
What else would we expect from a book authored by the Creator of the universe? He, of course, has answers that no one else would even begin to have.
- Where did we come from and who created us? We were created by and come from God (Genesis 1-2).
- Who created the world? God did (Genesis 1).
- Who created the universe? God did (Genesis 1).
- What is the purpose of life? To know and serve God (Genesis 1-2).
- What is my individual purpose? To know and serve God (Genesis 1-2 and Matthew 6:33).
- How did sin come into the world? The Devil tempted man to sin who gave in to the temptation and rebelling against God (Genesis 3).
- Who is Jesus Christ? He is the Son of God who came to take away the sin of the world (John 1:29).
- How did God provide a remedy for the problem of sin? He sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ to live and to die on the cross to pay for our sins, who then rose from the dead providing a way for us to be saved (John 3:16).
- What will happen in the world during the end times? The books of Daniel and of Revelation give us insights about things that will happen in the end times of history.
If you aren’t already in the habit of reading the Word of God every day, today is a great day to start. Reading three chapters in the Bible a day, is a great growth goal for any believer.
So, for anyone who will embark upon the journey to start reading the Word of God daily begin in the book of Genesis. Today is the day you may begin to receive answers to some of your biggest questions in life.