|This is the first in a series of postings about the Bible – Holy Scripture. Please read Genesis 1 and 2, the first two chapters of the Bible. Now read them again, carefully comprehending each verse, each word. It is in these two chapters that we find God’s design for human-kind – for us. Chapter 1 is about God creating the Heavens and the Earth and Chapter 2 is about Life as God intended for us: A life of Peace, Joy and Contentment – a life of fellowship with God. A life with plenty to eat and drink – without the hard, back-breaking labor required since man lived in the Garden of Eden; a life without illness or death; without killing (not even animals), without lies, without stealing or cheating or any of the evils we now contend with. No alcoholism, no drug addictions, no abortions, no prisons or rehab centers. Just human-kind living as God originally envisioned. Man was intended to live with God – to fellowship with Him, in Joy, Peace and Contentment.
In Chapter 3, Sin entered the world and the Joy, Peace and Contentment – the fellowship with God, was shattered. The remaining 1,187 chapters of the Bible, (using the New King James Version (NKJV)),are about God’s efforts and plans for us, His people, to return to His original design – to Love and Obey Him. I suppose every generation since Adam and Eve has had this same thought; but it seems to me that we are further away from our Creator’s original design than we have ever been.
Next time we will talk about Chapter 3. I encourage your comments. Thank you.