The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. (Genesis 1:2)

In verse one of Genesis we find that God created.  In verse two we find that it was the Spirit that hovered over the creation event.  In John 1:3 and Hebrews 1:2 it is clearly seen that God the Father worked through His Son.  Each person of the Trinity had his part in the creation of the world.  Nothing but the eternal God existed, until He spoke into being all things.  The eternal God called out of nothing, everything.  The Psalmist looks at all of creation and proclaims, “The heavens declare the glory of God and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.”  The clear teaching of Scripture is that man should marvel at the majesty of God when he beholds all that God has created. 

On the first day of creation God called into being an earth that was without form and void.  It was completely dark and there was no life.  He then turned on the light, not that he needed light, because even the darkness is light unto him (Ps. 139:12).  He separated the light from the darkness and thus the morning and the evening was established.  This was the first day!  God proclaimed that this was the first day and it is incumbent upon his children to believe what he has said.  Believers need not bow to the scientist and the philosopher who keep adding billions of years to justify their lack of faith.  At the place where science and Scripture disagree the believer will be on safe ground with the Scripture.  After all, “if the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do (Ps. 11:3)”?

As the old commentator Matthew Henry has noted upon this verse, here we have a picture of the gospel.  The human heart is without form, void, and can produce no good thing.  However, when the Spirit of the living God hovers over it, life is formed and the light is turned on.  Genesis 1:2 establishes the regenerating work of the Spirit from the first day of Creation.  Salvation is as much a miracle as is speaking the universe into existence.  There is no life apart from the Spirit of the living God, and for man to have life, the Spirit must grant it.

Dearly beloved, I encourage you by faith to believe the Word of God.  You do not have to bend to the evolutionist, the atheist, nor the agnostic who teaches in your school.  You are required to believe God. Period.

J. Randall Easter, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Briar, Azle, TX.
II Timothy 2:19
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