Throughout the 52 weeks of this year, I have challenged myself to memorize 52 verses/passages of the Bible. Some of these I already knew. Some of these were suggested by O.S. Hawkins in The Joshua Code. Some of these were added by me.
You are welcome to join me in my New Year’s Resolution of Scripture memorization.
We will begin at the beginning… with Genesis 1:1: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”
This is the chapter that reveals to us our beginnings. It tells the story of God creating the universe, the earth, and mankind. Science has gone a long way to prove everything had a beginning. But, most of science has also gone a long way to try to explain those beginnings without God.
All an objective, fair-minded person has to do is look at the beauty, the synchronization and the organization of the universe to know that an intelligent, loving and creative God was behind it.
Mankind has set off literally billions of explosions. But, only those that are carefully planned by pyrotechnic engineers can be said to be beautiful and creative. Yet, we are told that all the beauty of creation began with a giant and unplanned explosion. How many of us have watched an incredible 4th of July fireworks display? Wonderfully designed and choreographed displays of fireworks everywhere… each one of those was a small explosion. The only way those marvelous scenes can be created is by someone sitting down and thinking them out. Unless they are planned and supervised, an explosion leaves nothing but chaos.
We can sit outside on any clear night and gaze at the stars and wonder all we want about them and where they came from, or we can open the Bible and read the first sentence and meet the Engineer who designed and created them. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”