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The Creation of the world in Genesis

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Genesis 1:1-2 & 2:3 (NIV)

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of  the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done." 

What does the story creation teach us about God and His Creation?

This simple statement that God created the heavens and earth is one of the most challenging concepts comforting the modern mind.

The vast galaxy we live in, is spinning at the incredible speed of 490,000 miles an hour. But even at this breakneck speed, a galaxy still needs 200 million years to make one rotation.

And there are over 1 billion other galaxies just like ours in the universe.Some scientists say that the number of stars in creation is equal to all the grains of all the sands on all the beaches of the world. Yet this complex area of spinning stars functions with remarkable orders and efficiency.

To say that the universe just “happened” or “evolved” requires more faith than to believe that ,God is behind these amazing statistics. God truly did create a wonderful universe. God did not need to create the universe, he chose to create it.

Why? God is love and love is best expressed towards something or someone else, so God created the world and people as an expression of his love. We should avoid reducing God‘s creation to merely scientific terms.

But what you should remember is that God created the universe because of his love.The creation story teaches us much about God and ourselves. For the first thing to know is you must learn God. And you can learn him in these three areas.

”The Creator king is described by the first century theologian Paul of tarsus as the “blessed and only ruler, of the king of kings and the Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one or can see.”The eternal king of an unseen kingdom conceptualized and made the entire physical universe. By creation rights, it is his property.” 

Dr. Myles Munroe

He is creative,As the creator, He is distinct from his creation, And He is Eternal and in control of the world.Then the second is we also have to learn about ourselves since God chose to create us, we are valuable in his eyes and we are more important than animals.

Genesis 1:28. (NIV)

God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number, fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and births in the sky and over everything that has the breath of life in it- I gave every green plant for food and it was so.''

Q&A. How did God create the earth? Yes, I know you have been asking this question for a long, hey this is still a subject of great debate. Some say that it started with an explosion “the big bang “ theory the universe appeared.

And others say that God started the process, and the universe was involved over millions of years. The funny part is that almost every ancient religion has its own story to explain how the earth came to be.

Almost every scientist has an opinion on the origin of the universe. But I guarantee you that only the Bible shows one supreme God creating the earth out of his great love and giving all people a special place in it.

We will never know all the answers to how God created the earth, only the Bible tells us that God did create it. That fact alone gives worth and dignity to all people

Q&A This is the question me and you ask, who created God? To ask that question is to assume there is another creator before God. At a time, we are forced to stop asking that question and realize that there had to be something that has always existed.

God is that infinite Being who has always been and who was created by no one. This is difficult to understand because the finite mind cannot comprehend the infinite. For example, we can try to think of the highest number that we cannot do it.

Likewise, we must not limit the Infinite God by our finite understanding. The image of the spirit of God hovering over the water is similar to a mother bird caring for and protecting its young ones.

Deuteronomy 32:11 (NIV)

"Like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them aloft."

Isaiah 31:5 (NIV)

"Like the Birds hovering overhead, the Lord Almighty will shield Jerusalem; he will shield it and deliver it, he will pass over it and will rescue it."

God’Spirit was actively involved in the creation of the world.

Job 33:4 (NIV)

"The Spirit of God has made me, the breath of Almighty gives me life."

Psalm 104:30 (NIV)

"When you send your spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the ground."

We live in an action-oriented world! There always seems to be something to do and no time to rest. Yet God demonstrated that rest is appropriate and right. If God himself rested from his work, We should not be surprised that we also need rest.

Jesus demonstrated this principle when he and his disciples left in a boat to get away from the crowds. Our times of rest refresh us for times of service. God blessed the seven days, which means that he set it apart for holy use. The ten commandments emphasize this distinction by commanding the observation of the Sabbath.

Exodus 20:1-17 (NIV)

And God spoke all these words:
“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 

You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments. “You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.''

The Ten Commandments by Moses.…

Gods law system had three parts the 10 Commandments were the first part containing the absolute of spiritual and moral life.

The Civil War was the second part giving the people roles to manage their lives.

The ceremonial law was the third part showing them pattern for building the tabernacle and for regular worship .

They reason for this is that God was teaching Israel the importance of choice and responsibility. When they obey the conditions of the law, he blessed them; if they forget or disobeyed, he punished them or allowed calamities to come. Many great countries of the world base their laws on the moral system set up by the book of Exodus. God moral law is valid today.

Why were the then Commandments necessary for God’s new nation? At the foot of Mount Sinai, God showed his people the true function and beauty of his laws. The commandments were designed to lead Israel to a life of practical holiness. In them, people could see the nature of God and his plan for how they should live.

The commands and guidelines were intended to direct the community to meet the needs of each individual in a loving and responsible manner. By Jesus’ time, however, most people looked at the law the wrong way.

They saw it as a means to prosperity in both this world and the next. And they thought that obeying every law was the way to earn God’s protection from foreign versions and natural disasters. Law-keeping became an end in itself, not the means to fulfill God’s unlimited law of love

Israel had just come from Egypt in the land of many idols and many gods, because each god represented a different aspect of life. It was common to worship many gods to get maximum numbers of blessings.

When God told his people to worship and believe in him, that was not so hard for them he was just one more God to add to the list. But when he said, you shall have no other gods before me, that was difficult for the people to accept.

But if they didn’t learn that the God who led them out of Egypt was the only true God, they could not be his people no matter how faithfully they kept the other nine commandments. Thus, God made this first commandment. Today we can allow many things to become gods to us. Money, fame, work, or pleasure can become gods when we concentrate too much on them for personal identity, meaning, and security.

No one sets out with the intention of worshiping these things but the amount of time we devote to them, they can grow into gods that ultimately control our thoughts and energies.

Letting God hold the central place in our thoughts and these things from turning into gods. God’s name is special because it carries out his personal identity. Using  it in Fifth Frivolously or in the curse  is so common today that we may fail to realize how serious it is.

They way we use God‘s name conveys how we really feel about him. We should respect his name and use it appropriately, speaking in praise or worship rather than in curse or  or jet. We should not take lightly the abuse or dishonor of his name

Conclusion

God created the sky, seas, and land. He created Plants, Animals, fish, and birds. But he created human beings in his own image. At times, others may treat us disrespectfully. But we can be certain of our dignity and worth because we have been created in the image of God. So with being said, the Bible is the Only Source out there you will find the true story of the creation. Get back to your Bible and learn the existence of the creation. And that Is the short story of the creation I have for you.
Thanks and be blessed.