Genesis 1:1 – “In the beginning God….” NASU
I sometimes wonder if we complicate truth, spiritual truth or any truth with our attempts at ‘deep thinking.’ We want to use ‘human reason’ to explain GOD. That is absolutely impossible when you consider that God is infinite and we are finite. God has ALL knowledge and we see darkly as though an opaque glass. God sees the end from the beginning and we see the beginning from the end. We are creatures and God is the creator. How could we possibly explain God in our wisdom and understanding? It takes God’s divine revelation and that is found in the Bible and through the ministry of the Holy Spirit. We complicate that simplicity with the insertion of our ‘opinions’ and attempts at superior intelligence.
Today I want to focus on the first four words of the Bible and let them stand alone – – “In the beginning God….” In the beginning, God is the rock upon which we anchor our hope of eternity. God is the beginning and without Him, there is nothing, at least nothing for mankind. From the beginning of our universe, planet, and all creation we find that the foundation is GOD. If you do not believe that then the Bible is nothing more than a piece of literature for you and holds no power in your life and offers no direction more than any other book. You probably view it is a mythological fantasizing of man and would agree with Karl Marx that ‘religion is the opiate of the masses.’ That is your choice but not a philosophy or belief system that I ascribe to.
I believe the report in the Bible that ‘In the Beginning God…’ I believe that God created the heavens and the earth. I believe that God created all that is in the Earth. I believe that God created man and breathed the breath of life into him. I believe we are created in the image and likeness of God. For me, GOD is the foundation of all that I believe and all that I am. He is the ROCK upon which I build my life, my system of values, and my worldview. Without God, I am nothing more than the lower animals drifting through this thing called life with no moral compass or hope beyond this life. I cannot be held accountable for any moral failures because without God there is no basis for morality determination. It would be subjective to the particular philosophy of each individual and every man would basically be a law unto themselves.
So I am crying out to God to inspire us to return to the Foundation GOD. I am praying for a revival, renewal, and regeneration in the world of belief, confidence, and faith in God and obedience to God and His Word.
May God be with you as you go through this day!