Today’s thought “A Perfect World” (January 02)

Today’s thought

“A Perfect World”

(January 02)

 

On January the 1st we had an eye on Genesis 1.2. Today we look at Genesis 3-4.

The Genesis record is so simple in the way it lays out the days of creation. A Divine Being not limited or restricted by time.  It was there when there was void and chaos and created some order in that chaos. There was a time there was no earth (Prov 8:23), but only space.

In the first book of Moses we are given a picture of the world God wanted for His creation. We find a Royal Garden with man placed in it and having the right to give the things a name. Adam could take care of that Royal Garden in which God had placed him.

In this story of creation we can see that our Heavenly Father can take total chaos and create out of it, a functional, dynamic, God glorifying creation.

Nine verses in Gen 1 (v.3,6,9,11,14,20,24,26,29) begin

And God said…

We cannot help but remember that

‘In the beginning was the Word’.

The Creator God (the Bore) bore all the Wisdom and man could rely on Him. Man had to give ear to what was above or out of earth, the firmament God called heaven (Gen 1:8).
“Lights in the firmament of heaven,”
the sun and moon (v.14-15).
In the expanse of the heavens we can find the lights to separate the day from the night. For man they should not only be to mark seasons, days, and years, but also to  be signs and tokens of God’s provident care.
On this planet God provided souls or living beings. We find God made one “creature” after the other. [Heb. “nephesh” (5315) means a breathing creature, animal, beast, body, man, person, life, soul, etc.]. The waters were not teaming with immortal souls swimming around, and nowhere do we read “immortal soul(s)” in the Bible. In Genesis 2.7 KJV translates man became a livingsoul” whereas the New King James Bible and the NIV translates man became a living “being”, whilst the Lexham Bible talks about a “living creature“, the Easy to read version ‘degrading it to a “living thing”. The word for both soul and being is the Heb. “nephesh” (5315).
The living being formed from the red earth, A-dham, was told to eat from any tree in the garden, but one.

16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat[Genesis 2:17Or when you eat] of it you shall surely die.” {English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK)}

The partner of the first man knew they should not eat from that tree of moral or conscience (or conscious), the Tree of knowledge of good and evil. Eve puts her own spin on God’s words and even attributes that spin to God himself.  Here is the start of what later became the teaching of the Pharisees.  Paul refers back to this incident in Col. 2:20-23.

Adam and Eve gave no ear to the Voice of God, the Voice from the heavens.They perhaps would better have thought about where wisdom could be found and to Whom we best listen. They better should have known like Job came to understand that man does not know wisdom its worth  (Job 28:9-14).
Today man is busy, very busy doing – but is he wise in all he is doing?
Has he ears to the Voice of heaven? From which trees does he wants to eat?
For sure the Voice of God still sounds every day of the year. Looking at what happened in the past, man should be wiser and have come to know that the fear of Jehovah God, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding. When we fear God we hate evil.

13 The fear of Jehovah is to hate evil:
Pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way,
And the perverse mouth, do I hate. {Proverbs 8:13American Standard Version (ASV)}

And unto man he said,
Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom;
And to depart from evil is understanding. {
Job 28:28American Standard Version (ASV)}

Going into the New Year, we better do that by fearing the right person, or better the Right Being. We best listen to His Voice and give attention to His Sayings which He gave to man by His Word in the Book of books, the Bible. Therefore we advice you to make a good start, from the beginning of the New Year, by having good intentions, willing to go through the whole Bible this year in awe of all that the Creator must be, taking on the healthy attitude of mind which we can build on, under God’s guidance, to develop a real relationship with our Creator and His son.

At the beginning there was created a perfect world and man, in case he kept to God’s commandments, would have been able to live there for ever in that Royal Garden the Garden of Eden or the paradise. Though he might have been expelled God foresees that man shall once live again in His Royal Garden. The bestseller of all times brings the history of man en shows man the way to that paradise and the way to enter the gate to God’s Kingdom. Throughout the year you shall be able to follow the path by the reading plan and your study of the Scriptures.

Please do find the Bible Companion or Daily Bible Readings Plan at a 2-page PDF document

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Preceding articles

The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #1 Beginning of everything

The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #2 Beginning of mankind

The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #4 The Fall

The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #5 Temptation, assault and curse

The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #6 Curse and solution

The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #7 Promise and solution

Memorizing wonderfully 6 Genesis 6-18

Trusting, Faith, calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #3 Voice of God #1 Creator and His Prophets

Fragments from the Book of Job #6: chapters 38-42

Fragments from the Book of Job #7 Epilogue

Let them thank the Lord for …

Preparation for unity

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Additional reading

  1. When found the necessary books to read and how to read them
  2. From nothingness, except an eternal Being, the Ruach brought into being
  3. Something from nothing
  4. Creator of heaven and earth and everything around יהוה
  5. An openingschapter explaining why things are like they are and why we may have hope for better things
  6. Bereshith 1-2 The Creation of the World – The Seven Days
  7. Bereshith 2 Man and Woman placed in a Royal Garden
  8. Bereshith 3 Fall of man
  9. Blackness, nothingness, something, void
  10. The very very beginning 1 Creating Gods
  11. Creator and Blogger God 1 Emptiness and mouvement
  12. Starting from a point in time when two elements existed
  13. “Before” and “after” the Big Bang
  14. Nothingness
  15. Accommodation of the Void
  16. Creation of the earth out of something
  17. From dust and breath into living beings
  18. Creator and Blogger God 2 Image and likeness
  19. Created in the image of the Elohim to use their likeness properly
  20. The figure of Adam
  21. The figure of Eve
  22. United flesh and knowingly actions
  23. Sources of evil
  24. Orders for the first human beings and Rebellion against their Maker
  25. Moment of getting knowledge and its consequence
  26. Fog, brass and light for the eyes
  27. Creation purpose and warranty
  28. The very very beginning 2 The Word and words
  29. Word-Verbum-Logos-Ereyga
  30. Necessity of a revelation of creation 7 Getting understanding by Word of God 5
  31. Every creature is a divine word because it proclaims God.
  32. Why think that (4) … God would reveal himself in words
  33. Between Alpha and Omega – The plan of creation
  34. Different principle about the origin and beginning of everything
  35. Other stories about the beginning of times
  36. Genesis Among the Creation Myths
  37. Jewish writings and translations for our era
  38. Al-Fatiha [The Opening] Süra 1: 4-7 Merciful Lord of the Creation to show us the right path
  39. The God speaking out providing provings, signs and miracles
  40. Creator’s star connection between heaven and earth
  41. Warm-blooded, feathered vertebrates
  42. Scattered, broken, thwarted reflection of God
  43. Genesis – Story of creation 5 Genesis 3:1-12 Eating of the fruit-tree of knowledge
  44. Genesis – Story of creation 6 Genesis 3:13-24 Enmity and curse
  45. Forbidden Fruit in the Midst of the Garden 1
  46. Forbidden Fruit in the Midst of the Garden 2
  47. Forbidden Fruit in the Midst of the Garden 3
  48. Forbidden Fruit in the Midst of the Garden 4
  49. An anarchistic reading of the Bible (2)—Creation and what follows
  50. Genesis 1 story does not take away an evolution
  51. Literalist and non-literalist views
  52. Looking for a primary cause and a goal that can not offer philosophers existing beliefs
  53. A look at the Failing man
  54. Divine Plan and an Imperfect creation
  55. God’s Plan, Purpose and teachings
  56. Not about personal salvation but about a bigger Plan
  57. How to Find the Meaning of Life and Reach a State of Peace
  58. The faithful God
  59. Souls and Religions with Nirvana and light

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Further related

  1. Trusting God in the Void
  2. Guest Post – Random Design: A New Paradigm of Creation
  3. The Logos
  4. God and His Creation
  5. God-Centered Perfection
  6. Six Biblical Evidences for a Covenant in Creation
  7. Antarctic tree stump fossils reveal what earth looked like at creation
  8. The Origin of Life: The Information Challenge
  9. “Anti-science”? That happens when anyone questions whatever is marketed as “science.”
  10. Here’s How You Can Fight Fake News on Darwinism in 2018
  11. What is the evidence for evolution in the fossil record?
  12. Adam and Eve
  13. Morning Meditation – Deep Within
  14. Letters to God #4
  15. Celestial conversations
  16. Science and Spirituality
  17. Tree of knowledge of good and evil
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