Bible Commentary
Monday, 1 July 2013
Genesis 1:3-5
Topic: Genesis

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.  And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. 

 

Beginning verse 3, we began to see series of God’s commands to create the earth. This is the first of a highly structured series of succinct and formulaic sentences expressing the creative commands of God. Thus, Creation is accomplished by His word. Each command consists of

1) an announcement, “God said”

2) a creative command, “Let there be”

3) a summary word of accomplishment, “And it was so”

4) a descriptive word of accomplishment, “The earth brought forth”;

5) a descriptive blessing, “God blessed”

6) an evaluative approval, “It was good”

7) a concluding temporal framework, numbering each day.

John 1:1 referred to us that there was the Word (logo) before anything existed on the earth.

We also note that God created the source of light. This light didn’t come from the sun. Revelation tells us that God is the source of light. But in vv. 4-5, God divided the light from the darkess, which it indicated the earth passed through a 24-hour cycle. Unlike today’s clock system, the new day began at 6:00 PM until 5:59 PM. This clock system is specified the timing of our Lord’s death and resurrection.

Studying the Book of Genesis is very important to understand how the earth was original started before everything was twisted by the religious group. he word, good, contains less an aesthetic judgment than a designation of purpose and correspondence to God’s will, indicating the moral goodness of the Creation.


Posted by MGJC Web Ministry at 12:01 AM EDT
Friday, 28 June 2013
Genesis 1:2
Topic: Genesis

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.

 

 In Genesis 1:2, we see how the earth was originated. We also see the first mention in the Bible on the Spirit of God, which it is the third Person of the Holy Trinity.

As we read the first part of this verse, the earth didn’t have any formation of creation. No tree, no noise, no building, nothing. We could call it the dark side of Hell. But this verse simply refers to the abscene of light. And the earth was filled with water. There was no dry land. 100% of H2O.

However, there was somebody that moved upon the face of the earth, the Spirit of God or Holy Spirit. The first emblem of the Holy Spirit in Scripture is that of the Spirit “moving” or literally “brooding” over the waters, much as a bird broods over her eggs to hatch them.

The word spirit means breathe or wind. We read how the Holy Spirit took over the 12 apostles at the Pentacost in Acts 2. The Spirit of God is a clear reference to the creative activity of the Holy Spirit. John 1:3 indicates that Christ actually created all things for the Father. Thus, all three persons of the Trinity are active in the Creation.

There is no doubt that there was more than one person who involved the earth creation process. This undoubtedly accounts for the plural pronouns  us and  our in verse 26 which take singular verbs in expressing the tri-unity of God--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The Scriptures tells us about the Spirit as a guidance to the absolute trutth (John 14:26). Jesus promised us that He will send another Comforter to guide us. God will not leave us orphans or leave us with Satan. But God sent His Son, Jesus, to the earth to establish relationship with us, and Jesus gave us the Comforter to guide us. The Holy Spirit’s work in Creation results in order (Is. 40:12, 14; Gen. 1:2); life (Job 33:4); beauty (Job 26:13); and renewal (Ps. 104:30).


Posted by MGJC Web Ministry at 12:01 AM EDT
Monday, 24 June 2013
Genesis 1:1
Topic: Genesis

Text: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

 

This verse is the start point where God formed the universe and history of humanity. Creation marks the absolute beginning of the temporal and material world. The word beginning arrives from the Hebrew word for bereshit, which it means firstfruits, first, or chief.

It is interested that God didn’t have beginning point. There is no biblical reference that explains where God arrived from. Throughout the Bible, we see that God has been working with people. We see that how God created the world within six days (Genesis 1). There is no evidence in the Hebrew text for long ages of evolutionary development or a gap of time between the first two verses in Genesis 1.


Who is God? There are some people have misunderstood who God is. Some people have intrepreted that there are two gods in the Bible because of the Old and New Testaments. However, the Scriptures said clear there is the only one God. You can look it up in Colossians 1:15-18, John 1:1-3, and 1 Timothy 1:5. Like our earthly fathers, He disciplines us when we’d do wrong and correct us. He wants to take care and loves us. We will see how God created us in the later of this chapter.


Posted by MGJC Web Ministry at 12:01 AM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 29 June 2013 4:32 PM EDT

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