Mercy

Re: Verse reading–Genesis 1:1-13 (day three)

“God created the heavens and the earth.”  Open any older edition of the King James Version Bible, and you’ll see that the first book of the Old Testament carries this heading: “The First Book of Moses, Commonly Called Genesis”.  The Hebrews used to understand that the universe submits to the person of God himself, but 430 years in Egypt had all but eradicated that knowledge.  The cosmology, ethical system, and culture of the Egyptians had set the parameters of their thinking, leaving them to believe that they were at the mercy of the world around them.  But Moses re-introduced them to the Maker of the heavens and the earth, revealing to them that human beings are not at the mercy of the universe, but at the mercy of God.  Have you forgotten that?

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor to Pastoral Ministries & College and Single Adults at FBCSA.

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