Monday, June 27, 2022

THE BEGINNING

Today’s Reading: Genesis 1-2

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A couple sits watching the sunset over the Mediterranean Sea from under the remains of an ancient Roman aqueduct in the area of Caesarea, Israel.

Key Verse: Genesis 1:27

So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

 

“In the beginning, God created,”…”Elohim bara” (Hebrew). This Name for God is always plural, yet in the Hebrew language it always takes a singular verb (Genesis 1:1). Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are one and at work to make something out of nothing. In the rest of the creation account the verb is “Asah,” which is what a carpenter does when he works with material already in existence. Chapter two is an expansion of what God did in chapter one. We are made in His Image. We are not just physical beings. We have a capacity for a life beyond, for communication with God, and God with us. Like God, we are intended to live forever! Because we are made in His image, we can come to know Him more as we daily read from the revelation He has chosen to give us, the Bible! We have a free will, the freedom to choose. We can ignore Him and even reject Him, or we can learn of Him, opening our hearts and minds to Him as our God, believing in the great Creator God!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I’ve decided to believe in You. Thank You for enabling me to find this blog. Your Thoughts are expressed in Your Holy Word. Help me to maintain the committment of reading Your Word daily, getting to know what You think of me and of everything you have created. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I marvel at God’s creation. On land we once owned, according to someone who knows, there is a 300-year-old cherry tree. Amazing! Recently a large red fox decided to have a sleep on our driveway. Norma-Jean thought it was dead, but it jumped up and ran off, it’s long fluffy tail floating in the breeze. God must love variety. In meditating on creation, my heart and mind are lifted up to contemplate the Creator God, and Jesus Himself. John writes, “Without Him (Jesus) nothing was made that was made.” The mystery of it all astounds me. There are many things I do not understand. It would be the height of arrogance to claim to know it all. However, I can claim to know a great deal more than I did when I first heard Bible stories as a child. Almost every day, as I study the suggested reading, I’m learning more. I imagine reading Genesis 1 & 2 in eternity and asking Moses, “What have you learned here in Heaven from God about creation that you didn’t know when you wrote Genesis? When God spoke the cosmos into existence, was there a ‘big bang?’ Is that how it happened, Moses?” I expect to have a greatly increased intellectual capacity, even understanding quantum physics.

We’ve just completed reading the first book of the record of Jesus of Nazareth, Matthew’s Gospel, and we’re now beginning a book which Jesus would’ve read as a Boy in the Synagogue. Remember, at any time we or someone we know can begin this journey and in two years, with breakfast-sized readings, God’s thoughts expressed in Words will be ours, and the Spirit of God will bring to remembrance what we need to know (if we are consistent in our reading) when we need to remember for ourselves and for others.

Please feel free to post your comments, and I thank you for your input. Attend church this Sunday. Speak with a teacher there if possible, asking any questions you may have. Beware of false teachers. For a New Testament reading for today, I suggest the little book of Jude (only one chapter).

Yours for learning to think some of God’s thoughts,

David

19 thoughts on “Monday, June 27, 2022

  1. Thank You, Lord God, for Your wonderful creation. May Your will be done on Earth as in Heaven. Put Your armour on all Your people, protect each one, and bless every one of Your workers. Throw those who work against You into confusion and disarray, and open the doors for Your Word to go out freely to all people, in Jesus’s great name, amen

  2. Amen Rob. Please pray for me friends. I’m going through a rough patch health wise & family live a fair distance away. Thanks folks. I’m on antibiotics but the fever remains.

    • Doreen,
      Just catching-up on Readings and saw your request. I am so very sorry that you are not feeling well.

      May our Lord Bless you and keep you;
      May He make His Face shine upon you, And be gracious to you;
      The Lord lift up His Countenance upon you, And give you His Peace
      Numbers 6:24-26

      Prayer for Doreen, and all the Bloggers today.
      I am filled with thanks for each of you.

    • Coming into agreement with you Doreen
      And with all the comments that are going up for you to heaven
      Amen 🙏✝️♥️

    • Doreen
      By his stripes you are healed amen coming into agreement with you and all the comments that are going up to heaven on your behalf amen 🙏✝️♥️

    • Amen to all the heartfelt prayers on this blog today. Praying for you Doreen as well. I have just been thru a rough patch as well. In hospital for a week with kidney infection and low sodium level. No energy but the antibiotics did kill the pain of the infection, eventually. With so many praying for you dear Doreen I’m sure God will heal you completely.
      I love Genesis reading and learning how God created this beautiful world for us to enjoy. Thanks so much to the Mainse family for continuing this great teaching blog. Blessings on all saints this and each day God grants us.

    • Doreen, I am praying that our Lord Jesus will
      heal you and give you peace of mind, in His Holy Name, Amen.

  3. Praying for you Doreen. I always love the comments and your testimonies that you share. As Laur prayed “May the Lord Bless you and keep you . . . and give you peace – Shalom, nothing broken, nothing missing.
    Amen to your prayer Rob, I keep reading and praying it over again.
    Yesterday I finished my first “Journey Through the Word”. I was so blessed with a joyous feeling to have completed the journey, and very excited to start over today.
    May the Lord Bless all who are reading and sharing on this blog.

    • Joining you in praying for Doreen.

      Heavenly Father may Doreen feel your healing power all through her body, May she feel your love and companionship and may she feel emotionally and physically better.

      Wendy, how wonderful that you have completed your first 2 year journey through God’s word.
      I have learned so much through this blog, God has become so much more real to me.
      I am so grateful for this journey that the Lord moved David Mainse to start, I am also grateful for all the bloggers over time that have posted.
      As Rob prayed this morning….Lord put Your armour on each and everyone one, and may we all continue to learn and grow….

      Lord may Your will be done on earth today.

      • Thank you Anne, I too feel I have learned much, and I know there is much more to learn and understand as I start the new journey.

  4. I’ve just re-read the blog for this day in 2020, and there is a song that Beverlee Kay shared – “You are God” by Nathaniel Bassey. I don’t know how to post/repost but if someone would share it, it is a wonder praise song, and so fitting for Genesis 1 & 2. Thank you.

  5. Amen to all the prayers and comments.
    Doreen, I am standing with all the bloggers lifting you up in prayer for healing, and believing as in Matthew 18:19 “if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven”
    May God bless and keep all bloggers safe

  6. Amen to all the prayers posted above . Praying for you to be completely healed Doreen.. Also praying that all readers of 100 words be blessed by the reading of it and by all the posts of the bloggers. .I don’t post often but have been reading 100 words since David first started it . Thank you David and the team that keep it going.. It really has helped me understand Gods word better.

  7. Wendy,
    Here is the link to the song posted 2 years ago
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJMNagqzDVM

    I also am joining everyone in praying for Doreen. May you sense God’s presence with you since your family is far away and May the fever be gone today!

    Lynda,
    I am sorry that you haven’t been well but glad that you are now home from the hospital. May you experience complete healing.

    Lord, You are a merciful, loving Father. Please look with compassion on each one of us and grant us Your peace.

  8. Thank you all folk for your prayers for me. I feel some better tonight. Temp went down a smidge too! Thank You Lord. Nice music Lynda. Beautiful sky too. Blessings all.

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