The book of Genesis was written many years ago. The people we have learned about in Genesis lived thousands of years ago. So why is it important for Christians today to study Genesis?
Genesis tells us how the world began. It teaches us about obeying God. And it shows us how much God loves us. We can see God’s love throughout the Bible, but the book of Genesis is where we first read about God’s love. He loved you and me enough to make a way for us to have our sins forgiven.
God’s plan of salvation began with Adam. Through Adam’s descendants — Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Judah, David, Solomon and many more — God’s Son, Jesus was born. Jesus lived on earth and died for our sins. But Jesus rose from death and is now living with God. Someday Jesus will come back to take His followers to live with Him forever. Revelation 22:20 tells us Jesus’ message for all His followers. “Jesus is the one who says that all of this is true. Now he says, ‘Yes, I am coming soon.’ Amen! Come Lord Jesus!”
Praise God today for His wonderful plan of salvation. Look forward to the time when Jesus will come again!