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“In the beginning God…”

November 18, 2012

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen 1:1).

The Bible begins with a statement about God and His works. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Gen 1:1). Although it is a short sentence it tells us a lot about the God of the Bible.

First, it tells us that God exists. No lengthy discussion about His existence. No list of evidences of God. The Bible simply states, “In the beginning God…”

God already existed before the universe. God already existed before time started. God was already there.

God’s existence before the universe demonstrates His superiority over the universe. Since God was there before the sun, moon and stars, He has seniority over them. He is greater than the earth, the trees and the animals, because He existed before them.

His existence before the universe proclaims His independence. God existed and didn’t need anything before the universe was created. He didn’t need food. He didn’t need shelter. He didn’t need a sense of fulfillment in accomplishing a task. He didn’t need to find joy in the beauty of a sunrise. Nothing else besides God existed. He was not lacking anything before He began creating the universe.

“In the beginning God…” God is eternal. God is self-sufficient.

But He chose to create man anyway.

Isn’t that amazing?


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