I’ve been enjoying my experiment with Twitter, tweeting some quotes from Scripture and my own meditations on the passages, sprinkled with a few insights from others. It amazes me how much there is to think on in the Word of God, and how much there is to apply! Here are my tweets from @dougsmith1977 over about 5 days, from Genesis 1 & 2.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Gen 1:1 NKJV #truth #thereisaGod #creation
Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. Gen. 1:3 NKJV #truth #creation #creationexnihilo
And God said… and it was so… The pattern in Gen 1 shows the omnipotent power of God’s Word. #truth #creation #omnipotence
God created…God said…God made…God called…God saw…God blessed…Clearly, the activity of God is on display in Gen 1. #creation #God
“Praise ye the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation! O my soul, praise Him for He is thy health and salvation!” #praiseGod #creation
Days 1-3: Forming; Days 4-6: Filling. God’s power, wisdom & love on display in His orderly provision for animals/mankind. #creation #Genesis
“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male & female He created them” (Gen 1:27, NKJV). #creation #truth
Days 3-6: “God saw that it was good.” After #creation of man: “God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good” (Gen 1:31).
2 key commands in Gen 1:28: multiply & manage (HT @davidpmurray ). NT spiritual parallel in Great Commission (Matt 28:18-20). Both/and.
“I sing the mighty power of God that made the mountains rise, that spread the flowing seas abroad and built the lofty skies.” #praiseGod
“Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.” Gen 2:3 NKJV
Why 7 days? Gives man a pattern/cycle for the workweek. Cf. Exod 20:11 with Gen 1:1-2:3. #creation #7days
The Bible’s bookends-Gen 1-2: Creation of a sinless world that sin would enter. Rev 21-22: Re-creation of a world that sin will never enter.
Gen 1 & 2 are complementary, not contradictory, accounts. 1 gives chronology, 2 is a closer look at Day 6. http://buff.ly/1mQdlXp #creation
“I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day; the moon shines forth at His command and all the stars obey.” #praiseGod #creation
“& the Lord God formed man of the dust… & breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; & man became a living being.” Gen 2:7 NKJV
Man directly created by God; did not arise from lower life forms. Body from dust of the earth, yet God gave life by His breath. #creation
Tree of life/rivers/precious stones in Gen 2; Tree of life/river/precious stones in Rev 21-22. Restoration will be #betterthanEden one day.
Command to Adam: Don’t eat of tree of knowledge of good and evil. Consequence: in the day you eat of it you shall surely die. (Gen 2:17)
“I sing the goodness of the Lord that filled the earth w/ food; He formed he creatures with His Word & then pronounced them good.” #creation
“And the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.'” Gen 2:18 NKJV #creation
Only time during creation week God says “not good” is when Adam is without Eve. Humanity is composed of male AND female, not male only.
Eve from Adam’s rib, not head 2 rule him, nor feet as doormat, but side 2B equal w/him, under his arm 2B protected, near heart 2B beloved.
The first anesthesiologist: God. The first anesthesia patient: Adam. And what a sight he beheld after waking up! (Gen 2:21-23) #creation
“The Christian is supposed to love his neighbor, & since his wife is his nearest neighbor, she should be his deepest love.” – Martin Luther
“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” Gen 2:24 #creation #marriage