Genesis, the first book of the Bible, contains the story of creation, Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the Twelve Tribes of Israel, and Joseph and the nation of Israel in Egypt. Genesis also contains many firsts: God’s first promise, the first miracle, the first murder, the first polygamist, the first blessing, and the first example of salvation by faith. And it covers a time-frame of over two thousand years. This 103-page devotion takes you through Genesis one chapter a day for fifty days.
Comment. Let’s take these concepts one at a time. First of all, how well do you honor the Scriptural principle of rest? Verse 2, again, says, “And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done.” Who’s busier, you or God? God found time to rest, do you? This concept alone may be the challenging thought for your day today. How are you doing with rest? Think about why God makes this a principle. Why is it important for you to rest? Can you stop work, can you stop your honey-do list and just simply rest in the Lord? I encourage you to think about that today.
Prayer. Father, we thank You for making Your creative order very clear. We thank You that You created man and gave him dominion over the earth. And we thank You that You gave us a helper, woman, to help us and become one flesh through the Biblical institution of marriage. And Lord, we thank You for the Biblical concept of rest. You, the Creator of all things, rested. Help us understand rest is a principle from You. May we have eyes to see and ears to hear the truth of Your Word. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
DAY BY DAY THROUGH THE BIBLE is a daily devotion for serious Bible readers. It is a stimulating journey through all 66 books of the Bible, day by day. After reading a passage of Scripture, you experience comments, life applications, and prayers each day. DAY BY DAY is based on written records of 35 years of personal Bible reading journals–unique insights—you will not get anywhere else. There are 66 downloadable chapters of DAY BY DAY, one for each book of the Bible. Get them all, one at a time, and enjoy the whole Bible day by day.