from the This Is the Old Testament reading plan

Genesis 1:1-31, Genesis 2:15-17, Genesis 3:1-7, Isaiah 40:12-14, Isaiah 40:28, John 1:1-3, Colossians 1:15-17

BY She Reads Truth

This Is the Old Testament is part of a twelve-week thematic overview of the entire Bible. As we read, we’ll gain a broader understanding of the redemptive story of Scripture. Each day we’ll read a thematic selection from a different book of the Bible, along with supplemental passages that show how the theme of each day’s reading is found throughout Scripture. We’ll also read a brief summary of each book and a reflection on how the book fits into the larger story of Scripture each day. 

What Is Genesis? The book of Genesis records the creation of the world, humanity, the Sabbath, the origin of sin and sacrifice, and the covenant promises God made with the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph.

How Genesis Fits Into the Story: Genesis is a book of new beginnings. It reveals the beginning of the heavens and the earth, of humanity, marriage, and work, of sin and nations and languages, and the beginning of our need for a Savior. In Genesis we see that all God’s creation was, in the beginning, thoroughly good; and in Genesis we see humanity’s first sin and the consequences of that sin. Our story of brokenness begins here in the first book of the Bible, as does our purpose and God’s covenant to redeem His people. 

Reflection Questions: 
1. What does Genesis 1:26–31 say about how and why God created humans? 
2. How does today’s reading shape your understanding of the story of redemption?

Take time to reflect on your responses and share what you are learning with others in the community in the comments.

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243 thoughts on "Genesis"

  1. Beth Johnson says:

    We were created in Gods image to multiply and to enjoy everything that God had created.

  2. Imani Turner says:

    God created us in his image to be fruitful, multiply and tend to the earth. This shapes the salvation (redemption) story because in the beginning everything was perfect and we were in relationship with God when we were made aware of good & evil we are now in need of a savior to keep us from the evil and get back to God .

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  4. Taylor Schwartz says:

    We are created in Gods image by Him to live life like Him.

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