According to Jewish tradition and biblical testimony Moses was the single author of the first five books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy, which were written approximately 1450 B.C. Researchers state that Genesis is basically the first witness account of man’s earliest beginnings.
Did God speak these words to Moses or show him visions of how the world was created or did God carve the words in stone like He did the Ten Commandments? II Timothy states, “All scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” So it doesn’t matter how Moses did it, it is Holy Scripture.
The purpose of the book of Genesis is to reveal God, His glory, character, and what He has done. It also tells of man’s beginning, the fall, and the consequences.
God chose to create the universe and mankind perhaps as an expression of His love.
Have you ever asked, why was I created, born, put on earth? We were created to have fellowship with God. We can have a relationship with God through His Son, Jesus Christ. He loves us and wants us to talk to Him and spend time with Him, as He did with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
God is our creator and, as our creator, we should want to know God better and understand His will for each of us. What are His laws, His plans for our lives, and for the human race? The only way we can know God and what He desires for us and what He wants from us is to study his Word.
I never open the Bible to a different place each day. I used to read the Bible through cover to cover every year until I realized that every year I was in the same place at the same time. Genesis in January and Revelation in December.
So I made up my own program. I wanted to read something about Jesus every day from the Gospels. And I liked a Psalm or Proverb daily. As a growing Christian I needed one of the chapters in the epistles every day. I also love Genesis. And the laws from a medical perspective are fascinating. Why did they put sick people outside the camp? It was the best way to isolate disease so it didn’t spread.
So for several years I’ve been reading a chapter consecutively every day from each one of these sections.
Genesis to Ruth
I Samuel to Job
Psalms and Proverbs
Ecclesiastes to Malachi.
Mathew, Mark, Luke, and John
Acts to Revelations.
When I finish one of these six sections, I start over in that same one. That’s my system for daily Bible reading. I never read the same chapter at the same time each year because sometimes I divide long chapters into two or read several short ones as one chapter from the same book each morning.
What’s your Bible reading program?
Some days I just need to read one of the Psalms to remind me how blessed I am. God listens to me. When I confess my sins to Him, he forgives them and doesn’t keep a record of them.
How great is that!
It’s great. It’s wonderful. Marvelous. I praise God.
So if you have never trusted in the Lord, do it today.
He will forgive all your sins.
1 Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord;
2 Lord, hear my voice.
Let your ears be attentive
to my cry for mercy.
3 If you, Lord, kept a record of sins,
Lord, who could stand?
4 But with you there is forgiveness,
so that we can, with reverence, serve you.
5 I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
and in his word I put my hope.
6 I wait for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning.
7 Israel, put your hope in the Lord,
for with the Lord is unfailing love
and with him is full redemption.
8 He himself will redeem Israel
from all their sins.