Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Daily Bible Reading - January 4 - Beginnings

The first day's reading focuses on two great "beginnings." The first is the creation of the world, in Gen. 1-2, and the second is "the beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God," in Mark 1. Since it is through Jesus that we can become a "new creation" (2 Cor. 5:17), placing these accounts side by side is a great reminder of the power of God over the material and the spiritual. And of course, the Bible also portrays God the Son as the agent of physical creation, just as He is of the spiritual creation (John 1:1-3; Col. 1:15-16).

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