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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

the first bit of genesis.

"So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them." - Genesis 1:27

I didn't realise that Genesis was such a long loooong book until I actually had to both read and comment on it. It's huge! Anyway I've done maybe the first half of it. Better to post in segments than have to write one big thingy at the end. Thank God we have two weeks to get through this! :) (ignore the pun.)

I guess that the major thing that this says to me is that not only is God our Creator, He is also our Saviour. He's the all powerful, almightly being, and yet He still came to die for us. When He created man in His own image, as the one thing to crown His creations, He thought of a Plan B should anything go wrong. And when it did go wrong, He did not hesitate to carry it out. Even though He had every right to destroy Adam and Eve when they had sinned (for isn't the wages of sin death?), He didn't - instead He sent them away, but with the promise that salvation would one day come. And He kept his promise.

When God once 'cleaned up' Earth with a great flood, He left His covenant in the sky. That rainbow is still in the sky today, and even though basic science tells us how that happens, the fact that it does happen remains a miracle of God. We're still around - God keeps His promises.

When God was going to destroy Sodom and Abraham pleaded with Him, He agreed to spare Sodom should there be ten rightous people in it. Unfortunately there wasn't even that much - but even so, what a merciful God!

When Sarah conceived Issac even though she wasn't even menstruating anymore - what an awesome God that keeps His promises ...

All through the Bible we see that God has always kept His promises. What makes us think He won't do it now? And here's more food for thought - we're created in the image of God. Do we measure up to it? Do we reflect the character of Christ and do as He would?

Hm ...


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