Cornerstone Series – Overview to the Message of the Bible

Day 1 of 5 • This day’s reading

Devotional




Creation – An Explanation of Beginnings 


What is one of the greatest hopes that you have for people on this planet, and why?  




CONSIDER:  


The world around us includes both incredible complexities in the creation and evil and suffering. For many people in history, this world has been their only ‘book’ to understand God. What might people naturally assume God to be like from looking at this world? 


Noting this, what different message has the account of God’s Creation in Genesis 1 been carefully written to communicate?    



  • What does this chapter tell us about God?   

  • What does this chapter tell us about ourselves as humans?

     


REFLECTION: 


God treasures humanity and made this planet for us to enjoy. What thoughts does this stir within you about God? How does this awareness make you feel? 


PRAYER: 


Dear God, thank you for this amazing planet, filled with things that are so complex that we cannot yet even understand them. Thank you that we were so carefully made – rather than carelessly or accidentally. 


Thank you for giving us a world that we could enjoy, see beauty in, find wonder in, find food in, enjoy recreation in and learn from. Thank you that you know us and love us – and have made us with purpose 


You are amazing! Thank you! Amen.