Let There Be Light

God created light on the first day.

Genesis 1:2-5  And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.  3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.  4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.  5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

God created the basic physical existence of the universe in Genesis 1:1.  Now He sets His focus on the Earth.

First, although created, it was not completed.  That’s why it was formless and void, meaning incomplete and empty. Continue reading

In the Beginning

I’m starting a Bible study on the book of Genesis, so I’m going to post some thoughts as I make my way through the book.

Genesis 1:1  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

First, there was a beginning to everything.  Scientists are still debating this, although it appears that most are leaning toward there being a beginning.  Regardless, the One who was there provides a detailed record of what happened.  There was a beginning. Continue reading

What Does Jesus Look Like?

Here is a news article about the image of Jesus supposedly appearing on the cinder-block of a bathroom in a Mexican home.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3186245/Do-Image-Jesus-seen-bathroom-wall-Mexico-home.html

As we know, people from all over the world have said they have seen Jesus in clouds, various foodstuffs, buildings, etc.  There is one little problem with this.  Nobody knows what Jesus looked like.  Continue reading

Who Is Like God?

Isaiah 40:18 To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him?

This simple verse communicates a profound truth by way of a rhetorical question.  Nobody can be compared to God.  He is unique in His essence, quality, and character.  He is the Creator and He is transcendent from His creation. Continue reading

Resistance or Grace?

James 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

This verse is a paraphrase of Proverbs 3:34:

Proverbs 3:34 Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.

Pride, often manifested in scorn, will cause God to resist (oppose) us.  Pride is what caused Satan to be cast out of heaven (Isaiah 14:12-15).  Pride is one of the seven deadly sins (Proverbs 6:16-19).  If we desire God’s grace on our lives, we must be humble.  In short, we must resist pride or God will resist us.   Continue reading