BEGIN WITH PRAYER
"Lord open my eyes and my heart."
Read slowly so that you take in. And as you do, turn your heart to God, thanking him for the good you discover and praying his will home for you, your family, your church and the world.
Wisdom to chew on
Understanding to grow in
The books from Genesis to Deuteronomy are known as the Pentateuch. Jesus affirms the view in his day that they were authored by Moses. So although later editing is apparent, their content primarily comes from him - around 1500 BC. Christians differ on how factual or figurative the opening chapters are intended to be. But what they agree on is that God is introduced as our Creator King, who has commanded creation into its current form and commissioned human beings to rule over it. As you read note the different things fulfilling this role is to involve.
Finish this reading by pausing to ask yourself:
1) What’s the main thing it teaches me about God or his purposes in Christ? Then praise him for this.
2) What’s the main thing it teaches me about his will for me or the world? Then pray that home.
Devotion to offer up
You could read this aloud and perhaps as a springboard to further prayer.