Monday, January 20, 2014

Genesis - In the Beginning

Genesis – In the Beginning
Chapter Two
By Carri Pratt

 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed  
in all their vast array.” Genesis 2:1

There are five amazing life lessons hidden in this passage.  Although it might seem that Genesis chapter 2 is restating much of chapter 1, it actually goes into much greater detail.

1)    A Weekly Gift... God gives us a weekly gift, a day of rest from our labors. He asks us to dedicate part of that day in worship to Him:

“Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.” Genesis 2:3

2)    A Precious Spirit... Every human being has a body, spirit and soul:

 “Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” Genesis 2:7

3)    Eden was a real place on earth.   
Scientists believe they may have found the actual site where it was located:

“Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the East and there He put the man he had formed.” Genesis 2:8

4)    Women are Unique… God created Eve as a “helper” to Adam. What a privilege to be given special and distinctive talents as a woman. All human beings are equal in importance in God's eyes, however, it is obvious that women are different than men.

“The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” Genesis 2:18

5)    Keys to Marriage... Every successful marriage follows God’s original plan:
·         Make your spouse your #1 priority
·         Husbands love your wives, wives respect your husbands
·         Be best friends with your spouse, share time and interests, make love often, become one flesh:

“That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.” Genesis 2:24
This week read “The Fall” Genesis chapter 3 - read at

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