Genesis, Part 1: Creation to Destruction
(August Scripture Writing Plan)
I’ve decided to do something a little different and a little more intentional. The Scripture Writing Plans will be walking through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Occasionally, I will break from the schedule to cover a specific topic but this will give us a better view of the Bible and help us understand the context of each passage.
This month, we will be going through the first seven chapters of Genesis. This includes the creation of everything, sin entering humanity, the expansion of the human race along with its tendency toward moral decay, and the destruction of earth and most of its inhabitants by the flood.
Genesis, Part 1: Chapters 1-7
When reading Genesis, it is vital to a proper reading to remember that this book is written in the historical narrative style. This means that what is described in these pages of Scripture are to be taken as historical fact. This is not allegory, figurative, or poetic language. We also need to be very careful in reading all of Scripture, but especially Genesis, through lenses of our modern culture and/or scientific understandings.
Here are some articles and sites I wanted to recommend for this portion of our walk through Genesis:
- Genesis: Real, Reliable, Historical
- God’s Glory at the Fall
- Satan Plots, but God Prevails
- We Are His Image
- Created And Made
- The Battle for the Beginning
- Taking Genesis at Face Value
- Chapters 01-02 (Creation)
- Chapters 06-09 (The Flood)
- Twenty-Six Reasons Why Genesis 1:1 Is the Most Offensive Verse in the Bible
Scripture Writing Process for Genesis, Part 1
Read the passage provided each day. If the passage is long, feel free to choose one or two verses to write out and dig deeper into.
Use these questions to help guide you in your daily study:
• What does this passage say?
• What does this passage mean?
• What does this passage tell me about God’s character?
• How does viewing God in this way change the way I view myself?
• How should I respond to this truth?
You do not have to answer every one of these questions every day. Rather, use them as a guide to really dig into what the passage says so that you can properly interpret and apply God’s Word to your life. If you need additional help in mining the Word of God, please read this article on How to Study the Bible that goes into more depth on the inductive Bible study method we use in answering the above questions.
Finish your time in the Word by writing out a prayer thanking God for this teaching and asking Him to help you apply it to your life today.
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