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Genesis 1:1

Genesis 1:1

The earth was created to be beautiful, with great structure and design and for a specific and wonderful purpose. The earth is a profound mystery that was conceived in the heart of the eternal God and reflects amazing precision and breath-taking, delicate intricacies. The heights and depths of His creative abilities and the mysterious purpose behind His creation can never be fathomed by the mere mind of man, nor his intellectual scrutiny.

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Genesis 1:2

Genesis 1:2

Genesis is the foundational book in the Word of God upon which God's revelation to man is securely fastened. He simply tells us that: in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. In the beginning the eternal; omniscient; all-powerful triune-Godhead spoke something into being from nothing. God created time and space, mass and matter, and He anchored this unchangeable Truth in His immutable Word.

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Genesis 1:3

Genesis 1:3

In the beginning God spoke creation into being. God created Ex nihilo. God spoke, and light appeared. By the power of His Word - land, air and sea were formed out of nothing. There is power; wonder working power in the wonderful Word of God.

In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and He was God. He created all things and the Word was light. He was the light that lightens every man that comes into the world. read more...

Genesis 1:4

Genesis 1:4

The Bible does not set out to prove the existence of God, it states this truth as a fact.. that in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Those who choose to deny this truth identify themselves as fools. The sovereign God, Who is Creator of all and in Whom all things have their being, is the logical starting place for man's journey of redemption - as outlined in Scripture.

The eternal God was before all things. He read more...

Genesis 1:8

Genesis 1:8

It appears that on the first day of creation, when God made the heaven and the earth, that the earth had yet to be fashioned and formed into the beauteous orderliness that we witness today. The unformed earth, which was soon to become the home of man, was void of any inhabitants.

It appears, that when the Lord made the heavens and earth, on that first day of creation, the earth was encompassed around in a watery domain, for it read more...

Genesis 1:11

Genesis 1:11

In the beginning God spoke the world into being - creating time and space and matter. At first He formed and fashioned the world by the Word of His wisdom and the greatness of His majesty, and then He filled the earth with all types of life, both animal and vegetable.. and God saw all that He had done was good, very good, for every good and perfect gifts comes from our Father above, Who alone is our Light and our Life and our Hope of Salvation.

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Genesis 1:14

Genesis 1:14

Genesis is the book of beginnings and gives an account of the creation of time, matter and space. It is the foundation upon which all truth stands, for it identifies God as the sole source of knowledge and the eternal Creator of all that is visible and invisible. It was on the fourth day that the Lord said, Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. 

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Genesis 1:26

Genesis 1:26

Mankind is unique within the creation for man was made in the image and likeness of the Godhead, Who speaks; thinks; wills; acts and feels. God is Spirit and He is invisible while man is flesh and is clothed with a physical form and yet like his Creator, man was given the ability to communicate through speech; the power to reason with his mind; the freewill to make wise choices; the capacity to work and the privilege to expresses his inner feeling through a read more...

Genesis 1:27

Genesis 1:27

The creation of Man on the sixth day was the crowing point of God's creation, 'in the beginning', for Man was made in the image and likeness of God.. and everything that He has made was good - very good.

Man was made in God's image for a reason. Man was created by God to have dominion over the whole earth.. over the fish of the sea, the foul of the air and all animals and creeping things that moved on the face of the earth - ALL read more...

Genesis 1:28

Genesis 1:28

Having created man in His own image and likeness on the sixth day, with a intellect; emotions; a moral nature; the ability to communicate and a free-will to make wise choices, God blessed them - and gave His first set of instruction to Adam and Eve.. commanding them to be fruitful and to multiply, and to spread out across the globe - and to fill the earth with their offspring.

Man was also given a second command by God. read more...

Genesis 1:29

Genesis 1:29

God created the world in six day and rested on the seventh day. It was right at the end of day six, that God formed Man in His own image and likeness. He had already created all the fish of the sea, the birds of the air and every living creature, that moved on the face of the earth - and all that God made were created according to their own kind.

Finally, the Lord said, let us make man in our own image and likeness, and let read more...

Genesis 1:31

Genesis 1:31

The first glorious chapter in Genesis is the foundation of Biblical truth. The plain reading of God's Word should forever silence the ignorant voices of humanistic philosophers; liberal theologians and false religious systems. But the atheistic conclusions of fools.. who have said in their hearts that there is no God.. and the prideful manipulations of many satanically inspired bodies, who seek to discredit all that is of God.. have targeted the foundational truth read more...

Genesis 2:1

Genesis 2:1

The sublime description of God's supernatural creation in Genesis 1, introduces us to the essential fullness and the almighty power, of the triune Godhead.. Who is seen working in harmony, to bring into existence the heaven, the earth and all that is therein.

The first verse of chapter 2 completes this chronicle of creation, which displays the eternal power of the Godhead - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God saw all that He had read more...

Genesis 2:2

Genesis 2:2

In the first chapter of Genesis we are given the broad brushstrokes of creation, from God's initial command of: let there be light.. to the creation of Man. And God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him - male and female He created them.

The Lord blessed them and commanded them to be fruitful and multiply. They were instructed to fill the earth and subdue it.. to have dominion over the fish of read more...

Genesis 2:3

Genesis 2:3

For six days the Lord had spoken creation into being. He called forth light and separated it from the darkness – naming it day and night-time. He made the firmament in the midst of the heavens and divided the waters above from the waters below, and then He called the dry land into being.

Grass and fruit trees, green foliage and different read more...

Genesis 2:7

Genesis 2:7

During the six days of creation we discover in Genesis chapter one.. that God made man in His own image and likeness, with a mind to think, emotions to feel and a will to make choices - and the man that God created was destined to rule and reign as His appointed regent over all the whole earth, in total dependence upon his God and in willing submission to his gracious Creator.

And so we read that having spoken the heaven and the read more...

Genesis 2:15

Genesis 2:15

Each day of creation added more colour and beauty, into God's perfect design, until our almighty Creator, finally took some dust of the earth, and made man. He formed and fashioned it into the image and likeness of Himself. No surprise that God was satisfied with the work of His hand, and declared everything He had made was very good. And God rested on the seventh day.

The second chapter of Genesis gives greater insight into the read more...

Genesis 2:17

Genesis 2:17

God formed man of the dust of the earth and breathed into him the breath of life and Adam became a living being - created in the image and likeness of almighty God Himself.

Adam was commissioned to rule over the beautiful earth as God's vice-regent but responsibility accompanies privilege, and obedience to God's commands was all that was required of this greatly-honoured man.

Adam was given free read more...

Genesis 2:18

Genesis 2:18

What a beautiful picture we have of the first man who was so carefully constructed by God from the dust of the earth.. (that the Lord Himself had created). And having formed and fashioned the man that He had made, God breathed His own breath-of-life in to Adam's lifeless form, and Adam became a living being - made in the image and likeness of God - with a mind to think, emotions to feel and a will to make freewill choices.

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Genesis 2:24

Genesis 2:24

It was God and not man Who ordained marriage and its many blessings in the beginning.. for this beautiful union between a man and his wife was born out of the heart of our loving God.. Who bestowed marriage as a sacred ordinance upon the creation He made.. and the people He loved.

God made man in His own image and likeness and so God knew the need for fellowship and love in the life of human-kind.. and so God made the first woman read more...

Genesis 3:1

Genesis 3:1

The root of sin is pride and the biggest lie.. is to question the truthfulness and dependability of God's unfailing Word - and from that devastating fall of man in the idyllic garden of Eden - to the final chapters of holy Scripture, we discover details of the wide-ranging repercussions of man's damning sin and the tremendous grace that our offended God has extended towards the human race - who was made in God's own image and likeness.

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Genesis 3:6

Genesis 3:6

Early in man's history the sad tale of 'paradise lost' is told in Genesis 3, when the shrewd serpent beguiled Eve. She allowed her mind and emotions to be manipulated by Satan, who twisted the truth. She questioned the Word of God, altered it to fit her own desires and influenced her husband - which caused sin to enter the world and man's fallen nature to impact every subsequent generation.

Everything God created was very read more...

Genesis 3:15

Genesis 3:15

Sin has its inevitable consequences and the result of Adam's sin was death, separation from God and a curse of hard labour for both the man and the woman during their life-struggle on earth.

But before the Lord pronounced his judgement on Adam and Eve and explained the long-term consequences of their wretched sin and disobedience, God spoke to the serpent who is called the devil and Satan, and who deceives the whole world.

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Genesis 3:16

Genesis 3:16

Within a couple of chapters of Genesis, we see Eve desiring what was forbidden, and then tempting her husband into willful sin, and the result was not what God had planned for the man and his wife.. who were created in God's own image and likeness. What took place in their lives.. and the lives of all their descendants, was diametrically opposite to His perfect plan for mankind.

God is holy, and sin.. whether read more...

Genesis 4:1

Genesis 4:1

On the day that Eve was taken out of man, and given to him as his helper, God gave Adam and his wife the command to be fruitful and multiply. They were charged to fill the earth and to subdue it. And although Genesis chapter 4 begins with the man and woman starting to carry out God's initial command.. to fill the earth with their seed, they had already fallen into sin.

Both the man and woman had disobeyed God's command - not to read more...

Genesis 5:1

Genesis 5:1

Before the foundation of the world God decreed that He would make man in His own image and likeness.. to have dominion over the earth - under the sovereign rule of God Himself. And so God prepared a beautiful environment for His creation to enjoy.

And on the day when God created man - He made man in His own image and breathed into him the breath of life, and man became a living being - made in the image and likeness of the eternal read more...

Genesis 5:3

Genesis 5:3

In the first chapter of Genesis we read that God created man in His own image - in the image of God He created man. He created them male and female and God blessed them; and told them to "Be fruitful and multiply".  Adam was to produce offspring that would resemble himself - his character and nature. His children were to be the born in the image and likeness of their earthly father, with Adam's traits, characteristics and a nature - in the same read more...

Genesis 5:24

Genesis 5:24

The man that walks with God is the one that lives in close, constant and intimate intercourse with the Father and Enoch was such a man of God. We are left in no doubt of his final moments on earth, for the writer to the Hebrews tells us that this godly man was translated to heaven when God took him, raptured into God's presence, for Enoch walked with God.

We know that the period before the flood was a time when read more...

Genesis 6:5

Genesis 6:5

In the beginning, the Lord made man in His own image and likeness, and yet only a few short chapters later, we see that the wickedness of man was very great, upon the earth.

God made everything perfect. All that He had created was very good, and yet only 10 generations after Adam sinned, we discover the shocking, moral decline of the human race, for every intent of the thoughts of man’s heart was only evil continually, and God was grieved in His read more...

Genesis 6:8

Genesis 6:8

The first six chapters of Genesis cover the span of time from Creation to the Flood. In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth, and made man in His own image and likeness.. and when He reflected on all that He had made God saw that it was very good. But Adam made a foolish choice and instead of eating of the Tree of Life.. he ate from the Tree of Knowledge, catapulting the human race headlong into sin and rebellion against their Creator-God. read more...

Genesis 6:9

Genesis 6:9

The widespread wickedness, sin and intermarriage between the angelic sons of God and their human counterparts.. together with the shocking corruption and degeneracy that engulfed the whole antediluvian world, caused all humanity to be 'only evil continuously'.

It is no surprise that God purposed in His heart to destroy the entire race of man, which had become completely corrupted. It is understandable that God read more...

Genesis 8:22

Genesis 8:22

Despite the multiplication of wickedness on the earth, which deeply grieved the heart of God, we read in Genesis 6 that: Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

The Lord knows that every imagination and intention of man's heart is evil continuously, from his youth - and He could have terminated His whole fallen creation in a single breath. And yet God purposed in His heart to show grace to a man of faith, who being read more...

Genesis 9:13

Genesis 9:13

Sin and rebellion was the cause of the deluge of waters that drowned the earth in a world-wide flood so that no life remained except those that were saved in the ark. It was sin that caused the judgement of God to be finally poured out on a God-rejecting world, who did evil continuously in His sight – but Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord, and was rescued through the judgement - until finally, God’s multi-coloured-mercy came shining through the dark read more...

Genesis 12:1

Genesis 12:1

Salvation in the old and new testaments is always given to the unworthy sinner by God's grace - through faith in His Word. Salvation is a free gift of God's grace, which comes through trusting in the incarnate Word of God.. Whose shed blood at Calvary paid the full and final penalty for sin, for without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

It was from a world of lost sinners, which had turned away from the true and read more...

Genesis 12:3

Genesis 12:3

When the first creation failed, due to Adam's sin, the Lord set in motion His pre-ordained plan for a new creation, where the eternal Son of God would become the last Adam - through Whom all the families of the earth would be blessed.

He would come to earth as Emmanuel, which means 'God-with-us' and He would be born into the human race as the Son of Man. The eternal Son-of-God would be given by the Father, to be born as the read more...

Genesis 15:1

Genesis 15:1

Abram is given a wonderful vision from the Lord in this verse, Who promised, "I am a shield to you. Your reward shall be very great." It is in this chapter that Abram enters into the most far-reaching covenant, with the Lord. However, to appreciate the greater significance of this verse it is necessary to understand the context of the whole passage, for we read "after these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in read more...

Genesis 15:6

Genesis 15:6

The doctrine of justification by grace through faith in Christ is the crux upon which our Christian faith rests. First, we trust His Word and believe the truth of Scripture – just as Abram did in his early life so that like him, we will be born anew at that point and credited with Christ’s righteousness simply because we believe the promise of God, laid out in His word.

Having been born again and credited with Christ’s read more...

Genesis 17:1

Genesis 17:1

Little by little throughout scripture God gently and gradually unveils His gracious character and His eternal attributes, first to one person and then to another. To David God proved Himself to be his Shepherd. To Hagar God was revealed as the all-seeing One. He became a Banner and Standard to the wandering Israelites in the wilderness and He became Peace to the fearful, frightened Gideon.

There was one occasion when the Lord read more...

Genesis 22:1

Genesis 22:1

The Lord called a man named Abram out of the land of Ur-of-the-Chaldees, and promised to lead him into a land flowing with milk and honey. This man believed God and left his home, not knowing where he was going, and his faith was credited to him as righteousness, by the Lord.

Much took place, following that special time, when God took one man of faith, out of the sea of humanity. He purposed that through this one man would come read more...

Genesis 22:2

Genesis 22:2

Abraham was to be the man, through whom all the families of the earth would be blessed. God promised to bless those who blessed him and to curse those who cursed him. Abraham was to be a father of many nations, and he was also told that through him.. the promised, supernatural Seed of God would come.

It would be through this Seed, that all the families of the earth would be blessed. He was to be the promised Saviour, Who would read more...

Genesis 22:3

Genesis 22:3

Abram trusted God to bring him into a land flowing with milk and honey. He believed God would give him the son of promise, make him into a great nation and that through his Seed all families of the earth would be blessed. Abram believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness. God gave him a new name and was with him. But decades passed, and God wanted to test his servant Abraham, so God said, "Take your son, your only son--yes, Isaac, whom you love so read more...

Genesis 22:6

Genesis 22:6

There is no more beautiful, yet poignant foreshadowing of the sacrificial death of God’s dearly beloved Son on Calvary’s cross, than this scene in Genesis 22.

Earlier Abraham had received the horrifying instruction from the Lord, to, take your son, your only son, whom you love – and offer him as a burnt offering. He was to do this in a certain place of which God would tell him.

No doubt we can all imagine the anguish of heart that read more...

Genesis 22:7

Genesis 22:7

There is perhaps no more poignant picture of the sacrificial Lamb of God, than the beautiful portrayal of Abraham, the heart-sick father walking alone with his beloved son Isaac, as they trudged together, up the slopes of Mount Moriah.

Only a few verses earlier we read how Abraham had been called by the Lord to take now your son, your read more...

Genesis 22:14

Genesis 22:14

Perhaps the most beautiful and poignant name of God is the one that the Lord gave to Abraham when, he and his son, Isaac were travelling to the place where God had called him to offer his beloved son as a sacrifice, in obedience to God’s command. "God will provide a lamb for the burnt offering, my son," Abraham answered. And they both walked on together.

It was by faith that Abraham offered Isaac as a sacrifice when read more...

Genesis 28:15

Genesis 28:15

What heartening encouraging for every child of God to be reminded so emphatically that the Lord is caring for us and watching over us no matter where we go or what we do and that He will be with us always and will certainly fulfil every promise and pledge that He has purposed towards us. This promise is clearly for the Lord’s chosen nation of Israel, and it was made by the God of Israel and Creator of the Universe, Who neither slumbers nor sleeps, Whose word is read more...

Genesis 50:20

Genesis 50:20

It was probably jealousy that caused Joseph’s brothers to treat him so cruelly, throwing him into a deep pit and finally selling him into slavery, causing his father such deep pain. But God in His wisdom turned a most heinous crime into the most beautiful story, culminating in a glorious finale. God in His foreknowledge knew all that was to take place in the life of Joseph, long before he was born – and God prepared the way for the brutish, bullying behaviour read more...