What Happened between Geneses 1:1 and Geneses 2:2, Part 1

Biblical Studies by Steve Jaynes

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To see what Happened between Geneses 1:1 and Geneses 2:2 I want to take you to 2 Peter chapter 3.

2 Peter 3:5–6 “For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:”

This is talking about the world that was and he is talking about that world was there in Genesis 1:1. The world that was originally created became overflowed with water and perished. Look at verse 7.

2 Peter 3:7 “But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.”

“But the heavens, and the earth which are now,” this is talking about the world that is…

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On The Third Day

Gerald F. Ward

Studies in Genesis 1

And there was evening and there was morning, the third day. (Genesis 1:13 ESV)

On the third day God created life.

I do not believe in coincidence. God takes into account everything, every contingency, every possibility. He is not caught unawares or tricked or duped. Yes, bad things happen. But to say God is not in control is to misunderstand Him and how He works. Yes, God allows bad things to happen to those who are His. These bad things do not change who He is or how He works.

There are many “third” days in Scripture. On the third day of creation God created life. Before the third day there was no life on the chunk of rock. By the end of the third day of creation God covered a dead rock with life, sustenance for the life to come later.

There are at least…

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September 22nd Genesis 21:1-21

Thoughts from Eb

It’s Genesis 21:1-21 today.

Thoughts

Abraham and Isaac FBiIt had taken twenty five years but Abraham finally had a son. There had been some ups and downs along the way, they had tried to ‘help’ God with disastrous consequences and the idea that these two old people could have a child was laughable but here he was – a son. The promise had been repeated and given increasing detail yet when we see the fulfilment it is almost an anti-climax. We are told clearly that ‘Sarah became pregnant and bore a son’ – this was not an adoption, but the whole thing only takes up a few words of scripture. The emphasis is not that Sarah had a son; it’s that God is faithful;

“Now the LORD was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did for Sarah what he had promised. Sarah became pregnant and bore a…

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Genesis 3:4, When False Prophets Quote the Word in Verbatim

Standing In The Eleventh Hour

And the serpent said to the woman, no death will you die. (Genesis 3:4)

In my last post I proposed that Adam taught the torah (instruction) of ‘you will not eat from the Tree of Knowledge’ (cf. Gen. 2:16) to Chavah (Eve), as she obviously wasn’t there to hear God’s original commandment.

Yet neither was the serpent! It didn’t even know mankind until God brought it (with all other animals) to be named by Adam (cf. Gen. 2:2o). Yet, at the onset of Genesis 3, we see these two absentees have a telling conversation about God’s first torah.

So if we might reasonably assume Chavah learned the commandment from Adam, how on earth did the serpent learn it?

First, we know the serpent was ‘clever from all the beasts of the field’ (Gen. 3:1). From other uses the Hebrew word for ‘clever one’ we can deduce common traits of an

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September 18th Genesis 18:16-33

Thoughts from Eb

It’s Genesis 18:16-33 today and the notes come from Marina.

Abraham Pleads for Sodom FBiI like the way Abraham stayed with the men to see them on their way. He took every opportunity to be in their presence. As we thought yesterday we need to spend as much time as we can with God. We often pray and ask God to reveal his plans to us but then we rush on and make our own plans without ever being still and waiting to hear God speak. As Abraham walked with the Lord the Lord revealed his plans. There is a lesson here for us all.

Abraham was bold. He questioned God. On the face of it this seems an irreverent thing to do. When we question God are we questioning His love, patience or compassion? Or are we saying that we know better than God? If we are then we have a wrong view…

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September 17th Genesis 18:1-15

Thoughts from Eb

More from Marina today and our passage is Genesis 18:1-15.

Abraham and 3 VisitorsHow blessed is Abraham that once again the Lord should appear to him? We can overlook this amazing detail. As we have seen earlier this week, we can sometimes read over an opening sentence too quickly and miss its significance. God once more meets with sinful man. I have heard (but I don’t know who first said it) that we can have as much of God as we want. Perhaps as we start today’s study we should begin by asking God to reveal himself to us today and ask him to fill us with His Holy Spirit so that we too can really meet with God as we read His word.

It’s interesting that Abraham said ‘Please do not pass your servant by’. It seems that Abraham recognised that these were not ordinary visitors. He was aware of an…

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