Day 1: Genesis 1-3
God, Adam, Eve, Serpent
*We all know the Earth was formed in 7 days:
- Made Light
- Divided into sky and water
- Made Land/Plants
- Made Sun/Moon/Stars
- Made Birds/Fish
- God Rested
What do I get out of this? Well, God (GOD) rested. He got tired and took a day to recouperate. Sure, he made the entire world, but that’s not the point. The point is He took time off… how many of us do that? If I’m not working at school, I’m writing (which can be good and bad). We need to make sure to take time to rest in 2013 (and not feel bad about it)
*Also, we have the story of Eve, Adam, and the serpent. This is a story that I thought about a lot—while in labor! I kept thinking, “Eve! Why did you eat the fruit… why did you eat the fruit?!?!?!” Hehe.
Verses that Jumped Out at Me:
1:26—We are all made by God to be what/look like He wants us. When we put ourselves down or critize ourselves, we put God down. We are basically saying that God made a mistake in our abilities or big nose or big body or too small body. Knowing God made us exactly how we are supposed to be helps us love ourselves, raise our self-esteem, and also let’s us see the value in other people.
1:31—YOU are valuable to God!
2:21-23—Sure, God made Eve out of Adam, but it does no good thinking one sex is better than the other. Each has different roles, but the world couldn’t function without either sex, therefore guys and gals are equally important to God.
3:6—Think “Just looking” won’t hurt… The first thing Eve did was look at the tree. If she’d flung the serpent away or left without looking, she wouldn’t have been as tempted. ‘LOOKING’ is the first step to temptation. If you are hungry have a banana on the table, you’re gonna eat it (even though you might want a piece of cake). BUT if you see the cake, you’re going to go for it even if the banana would be a better choice for you.
3:8—You can’t hide from God (no matter how tempting it is at times). Eve and Adam tried to hide from God but failed. Even when we are alone, we aren’t truly alone (dun dun dunnnnnn). Try this: Would you say that word, do that ‘thing’, watch that movie, etc, with Jesus standing besides of you (because technically He is all the time, we just don’t think about it). If you wouldn’t, then don’t do it. Remember, the first step of temptation is looking.
Even though Adam and Eve outright disobeyed God, He gave them clothes to protect them and took care of them. How does that relate to us today?
(Bonus) Who is said to have written Genesis?
Tomorrow’s Reading: Genesis 4-6
*To find the reading plan I’m doing, click on the “Our
Plan for 2013” tab. You don’t have to use the same plan I am for this year. You
don’t even have to leave a comment or check in, though I’d appreciate it—especially
if you want to answer the question. Reading
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!