Genesis 1:1 In the Beginning God

Day 1
Genesis 1-2, Psalms 1, Matthew 1:1-17, Acts 1:1-11

Today’s momentous chapters speak of beginnings, the beginning of the world, of the events that led to Jesus coming to earth, and of the Church.  Nestled in the first Psalm is a picture of the person who delights in the law of the LORD.

Psalm 1:3
“He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season
And its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers.”

Withering Leaves

I never noticed the part about the leaf before, although I’ve always loved the shape, texture, and color of leaves.  My family could tell you they often find leaves I’ve stuck between the pages of the encyclopedias.

The leaf that does not wither points to the promise of vitality and usefulness for those who delight in the LORD. Herein lies our hope.

3 thoughts on “Genesis 1:1 In the Beginning God

  1. Wow, Norma. Three blogs! I can guess what you might be doing in the coming year. I love your idea for this one. I journal on the appointed scripture passages from the church calendar, and I know how this can deepen a person’s spiritual life. Bon voyage!

    1. Should be able to write all three, unless I hope to do any other writing, ha. At least this one should be short. Thanks for your encouragement, Judy!

  2. I love Psalm 1 because it’s a picture of Jesus. He’s the blessed man because He always took His Father’s counsel (unlike me), had ongoing fellowship with God (unlike me), and didn’t associate with the scornful except for the purpose of preaching the gospel to them (unlike me). He also meditated on God’s law all the time (unlike me), and took delight in God’s truth (unlike me), therefore, He was like an evergreen tree that withstood all the seasons of life (so unlike me). And His perfect record God imputes to me! Hallelujah!

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