WEEK 1, DAY 4: Maker of Heaven and Earth
The Bible is filled with vast amounts of information. There’s history of ancient peoples. Geography of distant lands. And wisdom about God and His people.
Another core teaching of the Scriptures is that they provide information on the very beginning of all things. “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth,” is one of the most memorized verses in all of the Bible. Everything that happens after Genesis 1:1 hinges on whether or not this is true. If God didn’t create or make all things, then everything else the Bible says about God and what He has done can be questioned. But if God did create all things, then everything that happens after Genesis 1:1 provides us more information on who He really is – His very nature.
To be sure, this is a core teaching of the Scriptures. The Bible does not set out to describe how old the earth may be, just as it doesn’t set out to describe how fast light travels, or the physics of black holes. It simply begins by saying that we have an eternal God who started it all, and He wants us to know Him.
READING & JOURNALING:
Why do you think it’s important to believe that God is the maker of heaven and earth? Explain your answer.
What verse in Psalm 8 sticks out to you the most? What thoughts or feelings does it lead you to have?
Heavenly Father, it’s easy for me to see the ocean, a sunrise or sunset, or the colors of Autumn and to fall in love with nature. But more than this, I simply want to fall more deeply in love with You, the One who created it all. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
The F260 is a Scripture Reading Plan designed to read through the foundational passages of the Bible through a year (September 2019 – August 2020). It is a separate reading from the daily devotional but is included for those who would like to engage with the Scriptures on a deeper level throughout the year.
Read: Psalm 18, 2 Samuel 9
Journal: Write it out. Following the pattern from 7 Arrows Page (click here) what did you learn from today’s reading?
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