Geneis 1-3

Jason Barrett
The word genesis essentially means beginning, and it is in the opening chapters of this book that it seems appropriate to begin our journey.

Christians are divided on whether to read these first chapters literally, but this should not drive us away from the lessons held within them. They teach us that God is beyond creation as the maker of all things, but unlike the other cultures in the ancient world who believed their gods made humanity as an afterthought and did not care much for them, God intentionally made humanity and set them as the pinnacle of creation.

Humanity is so loved by God, that even when they run away in sinful shame, God chases after them to begin the work of restoration. He removes humanity from the tree of eternal life so that they will not have to exist forever in their shame, and he introduces the fact that he will always find humanity a path forward through the shame of sin.