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Running commentary - two briefs words of application. INTRODUCTION:
Remember that Moses the human author of Genesis wrote this book during the 40 years of wandering in the dessert. It was during that time that according to Ex. 34:6
Exodus 34:6-7 (NAS) 6 … the LORD passed by in front of him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth; 7 who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin; yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished… So God had presented himself as both a God of both immense Grace as well as a God of Justice. And you see that balance struck throughout Genesis.
• Genesis 1-2 - Portrays God creating the world wonderful and beautiful, filling it with all kinds of living beings which point to the power, creativity, intelligence and glory of their creator. Then as the crowning work of creation God creates humanity as the bible says, "in His image". Humanity was to be the ultimate reflection of who God is. So that you look at the Mountains, Oceans, the Stars, the Sun the moon, you say, "Wow! God is Incredible" But when you look at man you sit back in hushed silence because nothing reflects the glory and image of God as humanity.
• Then in Genesis 3 - We see that Satan attacked God's image bearer. From that time the image of God was dimmed, it was not reflected accurately, if you look to man in order to see what God is like you will get a perverted view. However they still have the capacity to bring Glory to God.
ILLUSTRATION: Like Dollar bill, it still have value no matter how soiled.
GRACE - For that reason God took the lives of two animals in order to covered the shame of sinful man with their skin. God promise to crush Satan with a male descendant of the Woman.
• GEN. 4 - From that point sin escalates on the earth: Cain murders Able his bro ...
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