Genesis Application

        1) What have you learned from the lives of those mentioned in Genesis - from Adam and Eve through Joseph? Remember that the things which were written in the Old Testament were written for our instruction , that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scripture we might have hope (Romans 15:4). What are the blessings of obedience and the consequences of disobedience?    

        2) What are you learned about God - His character, his attributes, and the ways He moves in the lives of men and nations? Since God never changes, can you trust Him? Can you rely on what the Word of God reveals about Him even though you may not fully understand His ways? 

        3) Jesus took the book of Genesis at face value and attributed its authorship to Moses. as you study the Gospels, you will see that Jesus referred to the creation of Adam and Eve, to the flood, and to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. He even referred to Satan as a murderer from the beginning. Jesus never contradicted the teachings of Genesis; He only affirmed them. Are you going to take God's Word at face value and believe as Jesus did, or are you going to listen to the philosophies of men? Are you going to follow men with finite minds, who critique God and His Word, or are you going to accept the Bible as the Word of God and then think and live accordingly?

Genesis themes of Application





Genesis explains the beginning of many important realities: the universe, the earth, people, sin, and God’s plan of salvation.

Genesis teaches us that the earth is well made and good. People are special to God and unique. God creates and sustains all life.


People are always facing great choices. Disobedience occurs when people choose not to follow God’s plan of living.

Genesis explains why people are evil: They choose to do wrong. Even great Bible heroes failed God and disobeyed.


Sin ruins people’s lives. It happens when we disobey God.

Living God’s way makes life productive and fulfilling.


God makes promises to help and protect people. This kind of promise is called a “covenant.”

God kept his promises then, and he keeps them now. He promises to love us, accept us, forgive us.


The opposite of sin is obedience. Obeying God restores  our relationship to him.  

The only way to enjoy the benefits of God’s promises is to obey him.


Prosperity is deeper than mere material wealth. True prosperity and fulfillment come as a result of obeying God.

When people obey God, they find peace with him, with others, and with themselves.


God started the nation of Israel in order to have a dedicated people who would (1) keep his ways alive in the world, (2) proclaim to the world what he is really like, and (3) prepare the world for the birth of Christ.

God is looking for people today to follow him. We are to proclaim God’s truth and love to all nations, not just our own. We must be faithful to carry out the mission God has give us.