When one reads through the Bible in 90 days, it only takes four days to get through all 50 chapters of Genesis.
Genesis is easy reading. It is also full of crazy stories that seem like they just are made up, almost unbelievable. It is the collection of the beginning of earthly existence for the heavens and the earth from the macro to the micro. One sees the hand of God present and active in the lives of some very unlikely characters hosting the power, life, and legacy of the Lord.
Today at CRBC, to kick of the weekly series of sermons as we walk through the Bible, was my preaching professor, Scott Wenig.
Interestingly, as I read through Genesis this go-round, Joseph made a heightened impression on me. His integrity, his wisdom, his patience, and his faith seemed to all speak voluminously to faithful believers for millennia to come.
Joseph and his life was the subject-du-jour for us today. The big idea was this, “Do you believe that God is always good and that He is always at work in your life?” That question needs be be answered with a resounding, “yes.” If not, that is a good goal to reach for. It is good to make that connection. To see God as bad, absent, or an antagonist to your life is no way to live and think.
For the next few days, as you read through some of the more challenging portions of scripture, ask your self this question and see what kinds of ideas you have. Hopefully you will answer in the affirmative time and time again.
“Increase our faith!”