We welcome you to the Daily Inspirations Program by Abraham Sekhar. Today, we read Genesis
chapters 1 and 2 from the Old Testament and Matthew chapter 1 from the New Testament.
Genesis chapter 1 is an account of the creation. God is a God of creation; He can create anything from nothing. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. He also created light and divided the light from the darkness. He gathered the waters together and made the dry land appear, thus separating the seas from the earth. The earth brought forth grass at the command of the Creator. He made the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures and the birds that fly above the earth.
In Genesis chapter 1:26, God said, “Let us make man in Our image…” and, from this, we learn that God is a triune God, the trinity, that consists of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. So, God created man in His image, meaning in the likeness of God, Adam was created. Further, we see that God took one of Adam’s ribs and with it, He made a woman. God brought her, i.e. Eve to Adam and, Adam recognized Eve as bone of his bones and flesh of his flesh and they became one.
In Matthew chapter 1, the genealogy of Jesus Christ begins with Abraham and then further to King David and finally up to Joseph and Mary. It is an account of the birth of Jesus in this world. After creating mankind through all the ages, why was Jesus born into this world? This is because man disobeyed God.
Man lost his relationship with God and became a slave to sin. The world needed a savior to restore this relationship with God and for the forgiveness of sins. Although man lost hope, God gives hope through Jesus Christ.
Jesus was born into this world to give us hope.
Father, we thank You and praise You. We thank You for creating us. Thank You for Your Son, Jesus. You made a way for us and redeemed us. Thank You for giving us hope through Jesus Christ. Lead us and guide us.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.