The word genesis is derived from the Greek word which means beginning or origin. The Book of Genesis is one of the first written records that capture God’s interaction with mankind. It’s relatively easy to get caught up in the logistics of God’s power, but it’s important to identify the valuable doctrines. Ultimately Genesis takes us to beginning where we see God as the creator and provides insight on the origin and purpose for mankind. To quickly summarize Genesis into two main parts one would say the first 11 chapters talk about the history of the world before Abraham and the next 39 chapters deal with the lives of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph. Genesis highlights God’s involvement with the descendants of Abraham.
Genesis is filled with a whirlwind of drama that serves to be very relatable to our present time. The scripture provides us with a deeper understanding for mankind. While we can’t justify our selfish acts and sin, through Genesis Christians can identify a deeper understanding of what God ultimately wanted to achieve by creating man. As you read through Genesis you may be overwhelmingly surprised and enlightened to discover many ways you can use the lessons presented in Genesis as inspiration to live a more faith oriented life. Take these lessons and try to find ways you can help make God’s creation a bigger success.