With so many different opinions today, and with everyone believing that he or she is right, how can I know what is true? Where should I begin?
Suggested Daily Reading: Genesis 1:1-7
Beginnings are important. They are direction setting. Imagine a couple departing from a hotel early in the morning. They merge on to the nearby interstate highway to continue on their trip. They pride themselves that they have made good time this morning and have covered a lot of miles already. An hour later, however, they discover that they entered the highway on the wrong side and have been driving all this time in the wrong direction! They sincerely believed that they were doing well, but they were sincerely mistaken.
The same can be true on our journey through life. Many sincerely believe that they are doing well, they are travelling along just fine. But they are sincerely mistaken; they are headed in the wrong direction!
How can I know the right direction? How should I set the compass of life? Establish your direction from Genesis 1:1. The beginning verse of the Bible will show you if you are headed in the write direction for life or not?
Genesis 1:1 corrects the following and warns them that they are headed in a wrong direction:
- Atheist and agnostic – “In the beginning God…” God exists.
- Pantheist and Materialist – “God created the heaven and the earth…” God is not the same as, but is above nature.
- Polytheist – God created…” Not plural gods, but one God – singular.
- Evolutionist – “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Matter did not evolve from itself, but God created the universe.
- Secular humanist – “In the beginning God…” The focus is not on me, but on God.
Test yourself. If the beginning, aim and goal of our thoughts, words and actions focus on yourself instead of God, you’re headed in the wrong direction. You are not God; God is.
Do you love and respect God’s creation? At the same time, do you see that God stands above His creation, and worship the Creator and not His creation? How does the first verse of the Bible point us all in the right direction for our lives, and correct those heading down a wrong path?