Genesis Class - Genesis

The Bible is the Story of God's glory.

Now, some people think the Bible is a book rules, telling you what you should and shouldn't do.  The Bible certainly does have some rules in it.  They show you how life works best.  But the Bible isn't mainly about you and what you should be doing.  It's about God and what he has done.
Other people think the Bible is a book of heroes, showing you people you should copy.  The Bible does have some heroes in it, but (as you'll soon find out) most of the people in the Bible aren't heroes at all.  They make some big mistakes (sometimes on purpose).  They get afraid and run away.  At times they are downright mean. 
God's glory is revealed throughout the Bible.

J.D. Grearr has shared with his church The Gospel Prayer that helps in focus on God and the Gospel.  The last part of this prayer reads 
God, as I pray,
I'll measure your compassion
by the cross and your power
by the resurrection
God's glory, compassion, power and holiness are revealed ultimately in Jesus Christ.

Genesis Resources

Adam and Eve's disobedience shows they did not trust God.

Our disobedience show we do not trust God.

A Cure for Distrust

Every time I deliberately disobey a command of God, it is because I am in that moment doubtful as to God’s true intentions in giving me that command. Does He really have my best interests at heart? Or is He withholding something from me that I would be better off having? (Genesis 3:4-6)  Such questions, whether consciously asked or not, lie underneath every act of disobedience. 

However, the gospel changes my view of God’s commandments, in that it helps me to see the heart of the Person from whom those commandments come. When I begin my train of thought with the gospel, I realize that if God loved me enough to sacrifice His Son’s life for me, then He must be guided by that same love when He speaks His commandments to me. Viewing God’s commands and prohibitions in this light, I can see them for what they really are: friendly signposts from a heavenly Father who is seeking to love me through each directive so that I might experience His very fullness forever (Deuteronomy 5:29).  When controlling my thoughts as described above, the gospel cures me of my suspicion of God, thereby disposing me to walk more trustingly on the path of obedience to His commands."

from A Gospel Primer for Christians  by Milton Vincent

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