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Read Your Bible Devotional
Read Your Bible Devotional

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Welcome and thank you for joining us today. This is read your Bible devotional and we are reading through the Bible in a year. This ten to fifteen minute daily devotional with pastor Brad Grinald's will keep your heart in mind in God's word. Well, good afternoon. We start our study through the Bible this year and by Palm Sunday next year, hopefully, will have gone through the entire Bible. Today's reading is Genesis Chapter One and two and we're going to have a devotion from those. If you want to prepare for tomorrow, we'll be looking at genesis three, four and five tomorrow. But if I were to say peanut butter, you would say and if I were to say Batman, you would say, see, peanut butter and Jelly just go together.

Batman and Robin, they just go together the beginning, in the end they just go together. There are certain things that go together and you can't have a beginning without an end. And Justice. Chapter One, verse one, it says in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis tells the story of the beginning of the material universe. It tells it with the Judaic assumption that God has always existed and at some point chose to bring into existence the world and the material universe and even time itself. In other words, before the beginning, God was, before the beginning. In the beginning God before the beginning...

God was. And thus God is identified as the beginning of the beginning or the genesis of the beginning. And yet the beginning always questions, begs the question of the end, as birth leads to the velied inevitable conclusion of death. Even so, genesis points to revelation, the Alpha points to the Omaga, the manger points to the costs and the beginning points to the end. God's plan of creating man has the ultimate relational redemption of man in mine. He created man to redeem him in a relationship with God forever and ever and ever. He's not just the Alpha, he's not just the beginning, for...

...the Alpha own would be incomplete with the possibility of something contrary to God being the end or something contrary to the Alpha being the Omega. No, God is the Alpha and the Omega. He is the beginning and the end. You can't separate the two in the being of God, for they are connected, even as genesis is connected to revelation. The beginning without the compliment end would be disastrous for mankind. The end without the compliment beginning would have been disastrous. From its inception, God is complete. He is the good God who begins and the Good God who he is. He is the Alpha and the Omeka. His nature guarantees he is the beginning and the end, which...

...in turn guarantees the beginning and the end being good. This goodness of God is especially seen me in his love and care for mankind. In fact, we read Genesis one one. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Now go down to verse thirty one. God saw all that he had made and behold, it was very good. The beginning is good, the end is good, the goodness of God. And there was evening and there was mourning of the sixth day. And then in Genesis, genesis chapter two, verse seven, it says then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being. The Lord God planted a garden toward the East...

...and Eden, and there he placed the man whom he had. Four, the goodness of God is seen in his love and care for mankind from the very beginning. Genesis chapter one is a creation story, genesis chapter two as a creation store. You say, well, Pastor, why did God say? Genesis one, God created all these things, and then in genesis two it says God great. Seems like two different stories. Well, they're two stories of the same story. Genesis one and alls General Creation, the heavens, the sun, the stars, the seas, the animals, the trees. Genesis too is focused on God's creation of Man. Genesis one is focused only general creation by God. Genesis two is focused on a relational creation by...

...a relational God. It's this relationship that God is interested in. In fact, it is interesting in genesis one that when you read in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Did you catch that? In beginning God created? Now Genesis Chapter two. Let's read that again, verse seven. Then the Lord God. Why is it? In Genesis Chapter One, in fact all of Genesis Chapter One, it just says God, but in Genesis Chapter Two it says Lord God over and over again. Those are two different words in the Hebrew in genesis one it's hello he god. In Genesis too, it's Yech Way, the Covenant God, the Relational God, the Lord...

God creates man for a loving covenantal relationship with himself. God created man to Blash and poor God's love into God created man to experience the greatest experience possible, a relationship with love, a relationship with life and relationship with God. In fact, when we get to Genesis Chapter Two, speaking of that loving covenant of God, it says again in verse seven, then the Lord God, for that word form is a word that means, like a sculpture, would carefully sculpt his creation. It brings with it this incredible forming of a potter carefully and tenderly shaping his creation, this loving relationship where God carefully and...

...tenderly forms man. And then in verse a we also see he planted a garden, an extravagant garden, for man to enjoy. From the careful forming of man and verse seven to the Extravagant Park and verse a, God made for man to enjoy God's caring, loving providence for his highest creation. That that's why God made man. May Our relationship with God grow as never before this year may we commit to pray and spend time with God as never before. May We truly learn to love the Lord our God, the Lord Our God, that Covenant Name, with all of our heart, soul and mind.

Let's I am so excited about our study through the Bible this year and I believe, as we study it every day, that you and I are going to grow closer to God in a way. You can only imagine, this covenant relationship with God, and we end up loving with all of our heart, soul and mine. Well, thank you for joining me. We're going to be sharing this again. Obviously later will be posting it, but also tomorrow I'll want you to join me again. Will be looking at genesis chapter three, or, let me close, US the father. Thank you so much for the study through your word. I asked you to bless we read your worth grow closer to you, Jesus name,.

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