“In the beginning God created…”
The entire 66 books of the Bible begin with this simple but rich phrase. The opening chapters of Genesis go on to tell us God created every part of our world, from the lowliest piece of plankton to the most complex of creatures—man and woman.
If God created you and me and all the wonderful things around us, how should we treat these items? More importantly, if God is the Provider of everything we possess, what should be our response to Him?
This week we begin a journey in Lordship Living through the chapters of Genesis. Over the coming days, we will look at the lives of some of the saints of the faith, and we’ll find we have a lot in common with them.They learned, and so can we, that God provides—what we need, when we need it.
Join me today ans we examine the significant issue of ownership.
Isn’t It All Mine?
- Our present culture has a mentality and a mission statement much like a strong-willed 2-year-old, since it does not recognize Almighty God as the Source, Creator and Owner of His own world.
- Actually, the theme of Genesis may be best defined with two eye-opening words: God Provides!
Question One — Isn’t Almighty God the Source of Everything? (Genesis 1:1a)
- Without the Source, there would be no resources.
Question Two — Isn’t Almighty God the Creator of Everything? (Genesis 1:1b)
- Little things of nature we usually take for granted, like rosebuds and hummingbirds, point us to a creator.
- God provides for His birds, His flowers, and His children. So don’t worry, just worship! (Matthew 6:25-34)
Question Three — Isn’t Almighty God the Owner of Everything? (Genesis 1:1c)
- Human beings are the crown of God’s Creation.
- Instead of having attitudes like toddlers and clutching everything that belongs to God, let us surrender all and come willingly to the Lord for an attitude transplant.
“Where God presides, God provides!”
Next week: The Blessings We Don’t Deserve