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Genesis 1:31

Scripture is God-breathed and true. When we memorize it, we carry the gospel with us wherever we go.

This week we will memorize the key verse for the book of Genesis, a declaration of God’s satisfaction with the work He accomplished while creating the world.

God saw all that He had made, and it was very good indeed.
—Genesis 1:31a

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  1. Kymese says:

    Hello Jo Hoad,

    I struggle with the same questions, but Jennifer Ward, you explained it quite well. Thank you.

  2. Jianellie Manalastas says:

    Children are such a blessing. May we have eyes like them that are full of wonder!

  3. Tracie Nall says:

    I often think of Gods creative work when I look upon the beauty of a landscape or gaze at the stars in the galaxies but I often forget that man, humanity and human beings are also Gods reflective creation and they too are “good” even when I see so much evil at work within them! God created man so He could have a relationship with him and that is the good!

  4. Ashley Thomas says:

    But more importantly on the seventh day He rested. As a child born in the very early 80s, I can remember businesses being closed on Sunday, or at the very least, not opening until noon. Sunday was for church and family. Nowadays Sunday seems to be just like any other day of the week for most folks. We have forgotten how to rest and not work, myself included. This year I want to make more of an effort to get back to my childhood and rest on Sundays.

  5. Michele says:

    Good and Evil Angels
    The Bible makes clear that God creates everything good, and it describes categories of good angels, such as cherubim, seraphim, and archangel. We also know of two good angels named Michael (Daniel 10:13; Jude 9) and Gabriel (Daniel 9:21; Luke 1:19, 26). But not all angels are good. When a once-beautiful angel named Lucifer rebelled against God and was cast from heaven (Isaiah 14; Ezekiel 28), pulling down with him a third of the angelic host who joined his insurrection against God (Revelation 12:3-4, 9), evil was conceived.

  6. Jo Hoad says:

    Did God create evil, or how did it come into the world? Why did God put the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the garden of Eden? How/why did Satan fall? If the tree wasn’t there then would the fall have ever happened?
    I am struggling to understand how a good God whose creation is good allowed anything evil. I understand we have free will, but why have evil as an option?

    1. Sarah Pickering says:

      I don’t have any answers or insight as I am very new to studying the bible. But I am walking this path with you and trying to find answers! Asking in a small group could be great to hear different perspectives and find what sits well in your heart. God bless Jo!

    2. Jennifer Ward says:

      Imagine a newborn baby. The mother cares for her baby and loves it deeply and unconditionally. Yet that newborn can’t really show her mother love (yes, she loves her mother, she can’t help but love her mother). As a newborn, she is unable to really show love. But imagine the mother’s joy at her baby’s first smile, the first time her baby reaches for her, or when her baby first lisps the words “I wab ooo”
      God too wants to have the joy and pleasure of knowing his children love him Not because they have no choice, but because they want to.
      That’s why He placed the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the garden. So Adam and Eve had a choice. But He didn’t stop there! When Adam and Eve sinned, He already had a plan for how to save us from that sin. Christ!

      Evil is in the world because of sin. But we would never have to seek God and His goodness if we didn’t have the bad to compare it to. Those who are in bad storms (any kind!) long for the sun to come out again. In the same way, God’s children long for heaven where there is no sin.

  7. Mari V says:

    Ken Ham is at our church today. So interesting as we are currently going through Genesis.

    1. Sandi Wellnitz says:

      That’s awesome! What a blessing.

  8. Deja Gibson says:

    This is a good memory verse!

  9. Jennifer Anapol says:

    I love that God looked into creation and saw that everything was good❤️

  10. Mari V says:

    Today is a good day! Today 14 years ago at 6:40 AM and approximately 6 hours of Labor, the Lord blessed me with my little girl! Yes today is a good day!

  11. Mikki B says:

    I feel hope when I read this bible verse as it tells me everything is exactly as it should be.

    This year I’m trying to be content, enjoying everything that God puts in front of me, which is difficult for someone with anxiety and wanting to control everything. I have already seen it work wonders in my life so far in these two weeks of 2020.

    God bless all of you, thankful for this community every day!

    1. Jianellie Manalastas says:

      “..as it tells me everything is exactly as it should be.” I love that. Because I feel like us humans think that things need to be better. (Not that there’s anything wrong with wanting to grow.) But there’s a point where we’ve also got to enjoy the season that we’re in and to stop looking for the next big thing. I feel like that’s where a big part of the anxiety comes from. But if we just stopped and remembered this truth: God is pleased with what He made and called it good. Thanks for sharing! :)

  12. Linda Faas says:

    I’m confused by God saying “nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them”. So then he mixed up the languages etc. can you help me with that?

    1. JoAnn Zyph says:

      The way I read Genesis 11:5-9 is that the people were becoming self-reliant and building things that could take the place of God in their lives. The different languages was a gift from God to make them more reliant on Him and less on their collective selves. I will be eager to see what we learn about this on Monday.

      1. Linda Faas says:

        Thanks JoAnn. As I read commentary on this and the same verses in the Amplified version I think you are spot on.

  13. Erin Kennedy says:

    Love this!

  14. Kara says:

    Genesis forces me to look up, look back. Away from all the little worries that come with life in a broken world. He spoke everything we know into being with a word. He loved us and modeled our behavior to point to relationship with Him.

    Thank you God for your constant pursuit. Help me to appreciate the depth and breadth of you – well beyond what we could even imagine!

  15. Rebecca Brown says:

    I love the following quote for it celebrates Gods creation and makes me feel in partnership with my Father in Heaven.

    God left the world unfinished for man to work his skill upon. He left the electricity in the cloud, the oil in the earth. He left the rivers unbridged and the forests unfelled and the cities unbuilt. God gives to man the challenge of raw materials, not the ease of finished things. He leaves the pictures unpainted and the music unsung and the problems unsolved, that man might know the joys and glories of creation. – Thomas S. Monson

    1. Kerina E. says:

      One of my favorite quotes.

  16. Karli Joyce Bartlett says:

    Thank you Jesus for your creation

  17. Marlyne says:

    Be a woman of the word everyday. I need to live by that God is so good. Everything he created for us is good indeed. Being reminded of who created me takes a weight off my shoulder knowing with all that I’m going through right now God will see me through.

  18. Doris says:

    Creation, the beauty of it all. Yes, I’m with Julia, God did a good job. Worthy is our God! When I read God’s word, I mark every reference to Him , that I might see Him for Who He is and what He was doing in any given situation. I want my focus to be on Him.

  19. Churchmouse says:

    Sorry for the duplicate post. Seems to do that sometimes when I try to edit. And I can’t go back in and delete one of the two.

  20. Churchmouse says:

    Yesterday Julia and I were watching a video animation of Creation. At the end of the seventh day, Julia, with all the wisdom and insight of a five year old, said “Mimi, God did a good job!” Yes He did. With all that He created, God revealed His character. Power. Creativity. Generosity. Order. Beauty. Love. YES, God indeed did a good job. Today I will worship Him for what He has done and for Who He is. He alone is worthy!

    1. Rachel McKib says:

      ❤️

  21. Churchmouse says:

    Yesterday Julia and I were watching a video animation of Creation. At the end of the seventh day, Julia looked up at me and, with the wisdom and insight of a five year old, she said “Mimi, God did a good job!” Yes He did. We see His character in all that He made. Power. Creativity. Generosity. Order. Beauty. Love. YES. God did a good job. I will worship Him today because of Who He is and what He does.

  22. Yolanda Harbon says:

    What an amazing first week of studying God’s word – the first study of the decade!!!