In the Beginning, God (1 of 3) by Jeff Strite

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In the Beginning, God (1 of 3)
Series: The Attributes of God
Jeff Strite
Genesis 1:1-3

Poem: He was just a little lad,
and on the week's first day,
Was wandering home from Sunday School,
and dawdling on the way.
He scuffed his shoes into the grass;
he found a caterpillar
He found a fluffy milkweed pod,
and blew out all the filler.
A bird's nest in a tree o'er head
so wisely placed and high
Was just another wonder
caught by his eager eye.
A neighbor watched his zig zag course,
and hailed him from the lawn
Asked him where he'd been that day,
and what was going on.
''Oh, I've been to Sunday School,
(He carefully turned a sod,
And found a snail beneath it);
I've learned a lot about God''
''M'm'm, a very fine way,'' the neighbor said,
''for a boy to spend his time;
If you'll tell where God is
I'll give you a brand new dime.''
Quick as a flash his answer came!
Nor were his accents faint -
''I'll give you a dollar mister,
if you tell me where God ain't.''

APPLY: That boy had the right kind of answer and the right kind of attitude… It's interesting that the book of Genesis starts out with the same answer and the same attitude: ''In the beginning: GOD.''

It didn't start out: ''In the beginning, the earth was without form and void.''
OR ''In the beginning, Adam and Eve walked in the garden''
OR ''In the beginning when the sun and solar system existed''
OR ''In the beginning in a land far far away''

It simply says ''In the beginning… God''

For years, scoffers have criticized the Bible for being ''geo'' centric (centered around the earth). God created the earth and built the sun moon and stars around it. It gave the impression that everything revolved around our planet. Geo-centric.

BUT the Bible isn't ''geo'' centric.
It's ''Theo'' (God) centric.
Everything in Scripture begins and ends with God.

Hebrews 1:10-12 says: ''In the beginning, O Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work ...


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