Day 3

The Making & Breaking of Heaven & Earth

from the Everything New reading plan

Genesis 1:1-31, Genesis 2:1-17, Genesis 3:1-24

BY She Reads Truth

After reading today’s passages, use the guiding content below to help you reflect, respond, and engage with one another.

Scripture begins with a picture of how things were in the beginning. It also records how in the beginning, sin entered the world and distorted the original good creation, separating humans from God’s dwelling place. 

In prayer and in the comments, reflect on how these passages address what you see as broken or frustrating in your world. How has the reading clarified or changed your perspective?

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200 thoughts on "The Making & Breaking of Heaven & Earth"

  1. jillian nicholson says:

    Recently I have seen so much deceitfulness and undermining, this passage reminded me of how God is there to take care of us. Even after Adam and Eve sinned, God still made them clothes because He knew that they knew they were naked. He didn’t have to do that, but he did. In that same way, God is there to clothe us in his love, grace, peace, and strength. This has also reminded me to not let the things of this world have so much power over me. It’s so easy for someone to get in our heads and make us do things that aren’t things we would normally say, think, or do. But the beauty of it all is that they actually have no power over us. The one who does is God and He uses it for good ❤️

  2. Anna McKay says:

    Reading Genesis again reminded me of how beautiful God’s creation was and how pure the world was before sin came into the picture. It makes me strive for purity.

  3. Isaly Acevedo says:

    One thing that stuck out to me was being reminded that we were made in His image. It’s a reminder to treat myself in sacred ways, to be kind to my body with my thoughts, my nutrition, and my fitness. And it’s also a reminder not to get caught in an ED as I am wonderfully made.

  4. Erika D. says:

    This passage reminds me that we all choose to sin, like Adam and Eve. That if we were in their place, we would have made the same choice. It wasn’t hard for humanity to betray God – it just took a little enticing conversation. And that’s how it still is. Some sins don’t take much for us to commit, and it’s a shame that humanity is fallen. However, praise God for redemption and a renewal of what we had before sin in eternity.

  5. Katherine Herrington says:

    I feel like this passage is a reminder to not let the noise of the world convince us against God’s plan – when we follow the world rather than Him, that’s when the trials start

  6. Brynn Bertl says:

    After hearing about this passage for so long, I am finally reading this passage for the first time and I realize now how beautiful it is. And how beautiful all of God’s creations are because they were made with purpose. While I do have anger towards Adam and Eve, it is still comforting to know that sin is much bigger than me and that even though God rightfully punished both Adam and Eve for their sins, he still had love for them and clothed them.

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