(Genesis 1-2) A New Year, A New Study of God’s Word

For some time now I’ve had the conviction that having faith, being a follower of Jesus is not enough. Oh, it’s enough to get me into heaven. But it’s not enough to be obedient. I believe we all need to study to show ourselves ready to do God’s work, to give an answer for the hope we have in Jesus.

Now, I am not an intellectual. I am not a deep thinker. There is more to this life that I don’t understand than do. But I bought a Christian Standard Apologetics Study Bible, and I intend to dig in this year.

My prayer is that as I look at God’s Word in light of opposing views, and with the help of men who have studied much more than I, I will be able to defend what I know to be true. I don’t want to be satisfied with merely believing, I want to be able to express why I believe in a clear and factual manner. I think God wants that of me.

Did God create the universe with a word? Is the earth thousands or billions of years old? Was Adam a physical man, or a symbol for humankind? Is there Truth, morality, a standard of right and wrong? Is God real?

I don’t intend to write an apologetic study guide this year. I won’t be posting my thoughts every day. And I seriously doubt I’ll finish my study by this time next year. But I will touch base every now and then to let you know what I’m learning. Pray for me.

As with any commentary, I will listen to what these people have researched. But I will let God’s Word be the final authority. I want nothing more than to know God as He is, and to be able to share Him with people who don’t.

I pray you will be reading the Bible every day in 2021. I pray that you will ask God to challenge and encourage you, to reveal Himself to you more and more, and equip you to be the obedient servant He intends for you to be.

It’s a new year. Let’s make it a year to grow in grace and knowledge of our dear Savior. One day at a time.

4 thoughts on “(Genesis 1-2) A New Year, A New Study of God’s Word

  1. desirayl

    Happy New Years. I started my New Year with reading the bible again starting with Genesis. Each year I do this. and some years I am done reading the entire bible before the end of the year. Each year I learn something new from it. I ask myself how did I miss that?

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    1. cazehner Post author

      I have been reading the Bible through every year for a while, too. I love it. And I’m with you. Sometimes God reveals something, and it’s like I’m reading it for the first time. Isn’t He incredible? And every time that happens, I learn something I need for that specific time in my life. God’s Word is alive! May we both read God’s Word this year and learn something new that will help us as we serve our precious Lord! God bless you, and make you a blessing.

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