The Story begins with the story of creation. It reveals God, the main character of The Story, as the sovereign of creation, distinct from but intimately involved with all that He created. It reveals that nature is a carefully planned revelation of God’s love.
The first 9 chapters of the Bible raise some very serious questions. What kind of literature are these passages? How do the events described correspond with scientific theories? Are the days described actual 24 hour periods or ages of time? Was the flood local or global?
If we are serious about our study of the Bible we must seriously consider these questions. The answers give us insight into why the world is the way it is.
This first chapter describes the
Fall of Adam and Eve and the ramifications thereof. The Fall shows that while we often think our decisions don’t effect anyone else, when decisions are made in disobedience to God they can result in the death of a large group of people.
This chapter also reveals God as the supreme story teller.
The Great Flood shoes God being frustrated with His evil creation. This reminds me of what Paul said in Romans.
” For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23 ESV)
God, who had just filled the world with living things, responds to a sinful people by sending them to their death. However, even in His wrath God finds the righteous and provides a safety net for them.
This first chapter of The Story gives us a great look at the main character and what He is all about. It also shows us our own limitations.
It is my prayer that I be taught humility from these stories. I wish to learn how to be more humble. I …read more
Source: My Growing Faith