We’re beginning a new series today primarily from the Old Testament books of law and history. Although we enjoy studying the Old Testament and breaking it down verse by verse in an effort to understand its meaning, this series will not focus so much upon the fascinating details as it will the bigger picture; that is, lessons that have practical application for our lives today. We will explore many Old Testament books looking for these timeless ideas. These are truths that we all need to learn and be reminded of periodically (cf. Rom. 15:4).
We will first state each principle and then read the Bible passage from which the idea is based. We will then elaborate briefly on each lesson.
1. THERE IS A GOD IN HEAVEN.
Genesis 1:1 – “In the beginning God…”
Atheism is false and it makes little sense. How could something as great as the Universe, as great as the world, as great as the human race, etc., just happen on accident (cf. Psa. 139:14)? Yet that is what atheism affirms. Additionally, this principle is an important lesson for all believers. When your world feels like it is spinning out of control, remember there is a God in heaven. When you are tempted to do something wrong and don’t think you’ll get caught, remember there is a God in heaven (cf. Eccl. 12:13,14).