The Book of Genesis is the very first book of the Bible. It's the very beginning of God's creations. God is the creator of the universe. If we look at the very beginning of the Book of John 1:1-5, it will tell us:
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not
Jesus was the in the Beginning when God created the Earth! Without Jesus, there is NO LIFE, CREATION, and SALVATION! Jesus is everything we need in our lives.
Getting back to Genesis 1, we know that God created the Earth (verse 1), Light (verse 3), firmament (Heaven)(verse 7-8), Dry land and sea (verse 9-10), grass, herbs, fruits with seeds (verse 11-12), sun for daytime and stars for nighttime (verse 16-18), male and female animals for the sky, land, and sea (verse 20-30),
God have created all those wonderful things in six days. But it God didn't rest until the seventh day. On the seventh day, He made (formed) man out of the dust and breathed Life into the very first man!
Genesis 2:7 says ". And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. "
Then later, God wanted a man to have a helper, the first woman, out of his rib! ( That's why when man and woman gets married, woman is to be by his side, not under his feet.)
Now noticed that before He created man and woman, God was resting.
1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. 3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. 4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, 5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. 6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
God says that all those things that He created before man, were works! He rested while man was formed. So to Him, we are not His work, but His children! Oh how wonderful that He doesn't consider us His "things' but His precious children!
Father, I thank you for creating us. I thank you for Jesus who went to the Cross, died and rose from the dead on the third day. I thank you for Salvation through Christ and that we have abundant of Grace and Gift of Righteousness. We are blessed not because of our own righteousness but of His perfect Righteousness in us. Thank you for our health, our homes, our families and much more in Christ.
Minister / Chaplain Roger A. Sanchez Jr.