January 1, 2006
Read Genesis 1
Creation of all things; creation of Adam and Eve; temptation by Satan; Adam and Eve rebel against God and forfeit Garden of Eden
God made mankind in His image and His likeness (Genesis 1:26). He made us different from every animal. God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). No animal has a God consciousness or is capable of worshiping God.
The LORD God took the man (Adam), and put him into the Garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it (Genesis 2:15). Man's responsibility was to obey the Word of God and to take care of His garden. However, God allowed man's love, loyalty, and obedience to be tested.
On that day, Adam and Eve, the father and mother of all mankind, chose to eat the forbidden fruit. They sinned and consequently died spiritually and they became destined to die physically. From that moment on, all of Adam's descendants inherited his sinful, disobedient nature. So death passed upon all men (Romans 5:12).
As Creator (Genesis 1:1). John 1:1-4; Colossians 1:15-17; Hebrews 11:3. As the Seed of woman (Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 7:14; 9:6-7). God sent forth His Son, made of a woman (Galatians 4:4).
1:29 meat = food in general; 2:10 heads = branches, rivers; 2:14 Hiddekel =
Pray for our Military worldwide · Government Officials [listed on their birthdays]: Sen. Jon Corzine (NJ), Rep. Darrell Issa (CA), Rep. Robert Menendez (NJ), and Rep. John Sullivan (OK) · Country: China, Mainland (1.2 billion) in eastern Asia · Major languages: Standard Chinese (Putonghua) or Mandarin (based on the Beijing dialect) · Renewed persecution of the Church · 18% Chinese folk-religionist; 6% Buddhist; 2% Muslim; number of Christians unknown but growing · Prayer Suggestion: Pray for our nation, that it would truly be a Christian nation (Psalm 67:1-7).
NOTE: Bible Pathway covers the Old Testament with devotional and commentary insights over a nine-month period, January through September. Each day during these months, an optional reading of one chapter a day from the New Testament will also be listed. The October, November, and December issues will provide a daily commentary on the New Testament readings. Thus, the reader goes through the New Testament twice each year using the Bible Pathway plan.
Memory Verse for the Week: Colossians 1:12