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God Is Strong - Read the Story

Date: January 1, 2020

Occurs: Every January 1st

Location: Genesis 1

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Before there were ever birds, trees, stars, or even man and woman, there was God.  God always existed.  It is hard for all of us to understand how God always was and that He never had a beginning, but that is exactly what the Bible says about God.  He is eternal and that means He has no beginning and He has no end.

God also does not try to prove that He exists.  Many people want to know proofs about how God exists.  The Bible does not describe God with proofs of His existence.  It describes Him as the One who was always there.

Not only was God always there, He is described as being very powerful.  The word that is used in Genesis 1:1  for God is “Elohim” which refers to God as powerful or very strong.  He was always present and He is very powerful.  So, we have learned a lot about God in just the first few words of the Bible.  We will learn more about God later but right now we should remember that God is strong and that God is eternal.
The book of Genesis is the book of beginnings:  the beginning of the world, the beginning of humans, the beginning of sin, the beginning of God’s redemptive plan, and other beginnings.  But the Bible is clear:  God did not have a beginning.  He always existed as the Powerful One.  It is His massive power that He is known for, even before creation.  In creation, we will see His great power, but the first thing we know about God is this:  God is very powerful!

After Genesis 1:1, the rest of Genesis takes place on the earth.  But the first verse in the Bible does not take place on the earth.  It tells us about who God is.  The God of the Bible alone is the powerful eternal One.  No other gods exist. No one else has existed forever.  Only the God of the Bible is powerful and eternal.