Genesis Summary – Our Powerful and Faithful God

The book of Genesis is the story not of man, not of creation, but of God. It is the story of the One who completely and perfectly created all things. It is his story about how he put everything in its place and put man in it to enjoy him and to glorify him forever. And though we rejected that plan and chose to go our own way, God demonstrates his grace first of all to man in that despite our rebellion, he does not strike us down. Instead, our compassionate God sets into motion his plan for the redemption of wayward man. A plan we see over and over again not fulfilled because of the remarkableness of man because of the outrageous grace and the all-exceeding power of our glorious God.

Throughout the book of Genesis, we see God working through his chosen people. Though man would seek to frustrate God’s plans through weakness and faithlessness and sin, we see God working and moving to redeem those people and those situations to accomplish his purposes. There is nothing that man could do to unravel his plan, and throughout the annals of history until today, there is nothing man can do stand in the way of the good and perfect plans of God.

Over and over again throughout the book of Genesis, we see the marvelous faithfulness of God on display. A faithfulness towards sinners like us that is lavished on us despite our failure. No, Genesis is certainly not the story of man or of our beginnings. It is the story alone of our good and glorious and perfect and faithful and marvelous God.

Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Genesis 12:1-2
Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go forth from your country, And from your relatives And from your father’s house, To the land which I will show you; And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing; And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”

Genesis 22:7-8
And he said, “Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?” Abraham said, “God will provide for Himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.”

Genesis 24:27
“Blessed be the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken His lovingkindness and His truth toward my master.”

Genesis 50:20
As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.

As we have walked through the book of Genesis over the last 10 months, what have you learned about the nature and the character of God?

What impact does this have on your life and your worship?

Faithful Are You by Lauren Chandler

Posted on: June 23, 2016 - 10:00PM

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