Genesis 1:1 – “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”  NASB

As we progress into 2023, we should start at the beginning and move forward from a solid and sure foundation.  Too often, we try to plug in somewhere rather than begin at the beginning.  Some attempt to start in the middle, have no history or foundation for the past, fail to understand the present and miss the future.  Some want to go to the end and see how it turns out, with no foundation, experience, or history to lead them to that point of ultimate culmination.  It is imperative that we ‘begin at the beginning’ and lay a proper foundation that is anchored in God’s Truth.

How did it all begin?  Genesis Chapter One, Verse One tells us that it started with GOD!  God, the creator, created the ‘heavens and the earth.’  The first twelve chapters of the Book of Genesis are foundational to understanding the rest of the Old Testament and any of the New.  I consider Genesis the ‘Seed Book’ of the Bible and know that God is systematic and orderly in His presentation and progression; therefore, I fully believe that He gave us a definitive guide or basis of information here at the beginning of the most important book that any of us will ever read.

If you begin with a ‘Big Bang,’ you will not and cannot see God as the creator because you believe in ‘random chance’ to explain the entirety of creation and man’s existence.  That would be like taking a few railroad cars loaded with printer’s type and a shovel, scooping them up, throwing them into the air, and expecting a novel of epic proportions to come forth.  It would be like taking the pieces of a watch and placing them in a bag, shaking them up, and expecting a finely tuned precision timepiece to be the result. 

Scientists cannot explain the complexities of man’s nervous system with the miles of blood vessels, nerves, etc.  Design implies a designer, and it would take far more ‘faith’ for me to believe the theory of evolution, the big bang, or some other theory other than “In the beginning God created….”

If we begin at the wrong premise, we will arrive at the wrong destination if we start anywhere other than “In the beginning God….” We start wrong and will come to the wrong conclusion.  If you want me to explain everything about God, you are asking the wrong person.  Frankly, I do not believe you will ever find a human to fill that role. 

But let’s turn the tables, and you explain the human body’s complexities, the universe, its operation, and life.  Oh, I’m sorry I asked a challenging question.  I declared that what you believe is based on what you have been taught and your willingness or unwillingness to consider the Bible’s account.  Your scientific evidence is not evidence but theoretical postulations from the likes of Charles Darwin and others. 

You ignore the holes in those theories.  You cling to them because it makes you feel secure not having to acknowledge the existence and power of God. After all, that would make you accountable to Him.  I do not mean you as inclusive of all who read this, for I doubt that many who read this believe that, and most are believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.

So, as you progress into this year, I urge you to make a commitment to go back to the beginning and start there with God as the starting point of your life.  It does not matter where you are on your journey from the cradle to the grave. Going back to review the foundation is never a bad thing.

May God be with you as you go through your day!

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