Application of Genesis



        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


Theme

Explanation

Importance

Beginnings

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.

Disobedience

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

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

Living God’s way makes life productive and fulfilling.

Promises

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.

Obedience

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

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.

Israel

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.