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Something About Genesis 1:1 *this will blow your mind*

Image result for pretty earth picturesHello everyone!

Let me start off by saying that a personal goal of mine is to read the entire Bible cover-to-cover by the end of 2019. I started doing this “challenge” in October 2018, and I’d like to complete it this year. I have done a lot of Bible studies at church and on YouVersion, (which is a great Bible app by the way, you can check it out here) but I’ve never really read multiple chapters at a time. So I sat down and started all the way at the beginning: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” – Genesis 1:1.

I don’t know if we realize just how amazing this verse is. It’s possibly one of the most underrated verses in the Bible. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Wow. Just let that sink in for a minute. God knew from the beginning of time the events that would play out on His creation, and he decided to put His plan into motion. All he had to do was speak, and His will was done. I mean, how awesome is that? In just a few words, He created light, sky, sea, land, plants, the sun, moon, stars, planets, animals, and people. Isn’t that just incredible?

This verse also recognizes that God created the heavens, too. He created heaven knowing that it would be an eternal home for those who obeyed him on earth. He knew from the beginning of time the name of every. single. person. who would enter His kingdom. Again, isn’t that just incredible?

The main reason I began writing this post is because of something my Mom taught me several years ago, and that we’re using for science this year. Scientists have said that there are 5 fundamental elements of existence – time, force, action, space, and matter. Something cannot exist without these elements. And guess what? Every single one of these elements is mentioned in the very first verse of the Bible. Let me show you:

Time:  “In the beginning”

Force:  “God”

Action:  “created”

Space:  “the heavens”

Matter:  “and the earth.”

Wow. For the third time, isn’t that just incredible? God knew that’s what the earth was going to need to exist, and He made sure that all 5 elements were included in the opening sentence of the Bible. Pretty amazing, huh?

Well anyway, I hope you enjoyed that cool little fact! Great food for thought, right?

What did you think of this post?  Would you like to see more of these types of faith-based posts in the future? What are your thoughts on Genesis 1:1? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!

Have a great week everyone!

– Meredith :)

10 thoughts on “Something About Genesis 1:1 *this will blow your mind*”

  1. Great post Meredith!

    I’ve almost read the entire Bible more than once. Even though I’ve started over a couple of times I still have a few Books that I need to reread or read. I agree with you about Genesis 1 when you say, “I don’t know if we realize just how amazing this verse is. It’s possibly one of the most underrated verses in the Bible.” (In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” – Genesis 1:1).

    I’ll also take it a step further. Because I did not complete it all at once I found myself going back years later to make the attempt. However, during that time I was not complacent, and was still reading passages on a regular basis. The Book of Genesis establishes the importance of “beginnings.” How we start something is important.

    Whether it be a relationship, job, building a home (foundation), or similar. In Genesis 1 God shows us His character, omnipotence and divine attention to detail. As a matter of fact, He also shows us that it takes time, patience, and dedication to build or create something that will stand the test of time, and be worthy of remembering.

    On the last note, there is no such thing as reading the Bible once and becoming an expert, at least not on leading souls to Christ. Now, granted one may memorize it’s content, but without works to prove that an understanding of God’s commands exists, we have done no more than read a book. After all, the Pharisees knew the Bible in it’s entirety, as does Satan.

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  2. This is a great post Meredith! I just discovered your blog, and this is the first post I read. It was amazing (you’re a great blogger/writer!) 😉 *hugs* I think these kind of posts are write (see what I did there?) up your alley. 😄 I would love to see more posts like this! Genesis 1:1 is a beautiful verse. I think a lot of people overlook it because they don’t really study what it means. This verse shows us what God can do and how the world we’re in now was created. Scientists always say that the world was created by The Big Bang Theory (that always annoys me). But this verse explains who created the world! 😃 (Sorry for all of the emojis. I like them and think they’re cute. They kind of help explain what I feel for what I’m saying! 😊)

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  3. I had to re-read this to have it fully sink in and….
    Wow.
    Wow.
    WOW.
    I never thought about the fact that all of the elements were mentioned in one sentence.
    Or.. wow.
    Sometimes you really need to be reminded that life’s is a miracle only God can do, and yeah. Wow. Loved this post! ❤️

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