Genesis 1-3

Welcome! Josh and Lindsey here. We are going through the Bible together and invite you to join us! Our posts are short. Our purpose is simple. Our invite is open. Share with us what you gained from these chapters. May God’s Word fulfill its purpose in all of us as we seek Him first each day. Together.

Josh: The standout verse for me is Genesis 3:22 “The Lord God said, ‘Since man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil, he must not reach out and also take from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever.”  From this verse, you would think God was keeping something from us. It reminds me of the serpent telling Eve that God really didn’t have her best interest in mind. God was keeping something from us. He didn’t want us to live forever in our sinful state. He was forcing us out, to one day bring us back by His Son. The interest God had in mind was salvation. Salvation wasn’t just our best interest but our only hope.

Lindsey: I think it’s interesting that throughout Genesis chapter 1 we see the phrase “God saw that it was good,” “God saw that it was good,” “God saw that it was good” but then in Genesis 3:6 we read “Then the woman saw that the tree was good for food and delightful to look at, and that it was desirable…” What an eye-opening reality that we can’t see things the way we see them, but as God sees them. The tree wasn’t good for Eve! Contrary ideas about the tree came from seeing it her way. God’s view is the true perspective. We can’t see with His eyes, but we can listen to His words.

What did you find in Genesis Chapters 1-3?