What the Bible Says
for Your Life
God Takes the Initiative
God takes the initiative. Nature and all of creation is God’s handiwork. Consider how you and I ended up on the one planet that supports life. Surely, that is no coincidence.
The Book of Genesis, records how God deliberately designed mankind to have a personal relationship with Him. So the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden is our story.
This is the history of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, 5 before any plant of the field was in the earth and before any herb of the field had grown.
– Genesis 2:4-5 NKJV
Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground -trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
– Genesis 2:7-9 NIV
Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”
– Genesis 2:15-17 NKJV
We were not created to be robots. God designed us to have a free will,
giving us the ability to choose Him or not.
Adam’s choice was catastrophic in scope as we inherited all of its consequences.
It caused everything that’s wrong with the world we live in.
– Genesis 3:1-7 NIV
And to the man he said, “Since you listened to your wife and ate from the tree whose fruit I commanded you not to eat, the ground is cursed because of you. All your life you will struggle to scratch a living from it. It will grow thorns and thistles for you, though you will eat of its grains. By the sweat of your brow will you have food to eat until you return to the ground from which you were made. For you were made from dust, and to dust you will return.” Then the man – Adam – named his wife Eve, because she would be the mother of all who live.
– Genesis 3:17-20 NLT
God takes the initiative. Inspite of Adam’s failure, God made a way of escape for us through Jesus Christ.
This is THE good news! The cross was God’s plan to take away all that was wrong and broken
in the fall and make it right and whole again.
The gospel shows us that God is actively involved in His original design for our lives,
bringing us back onto His original plan of an abundantly rich and life.
– Colossians 1:15-17 NIV
– John 10:10 MSG
– Ephesians 2:10 NKJV
– John 15:16 NLT