Yay! Welcome to week one of Genesis, I’m so excited we are doing this. I hope you are, too because I am most certainly tickled pink. The book of Genesis is the first book in scripture and is my favorite. I have spent more time in Genesis than any other book, I’ve read through it several times and in many different translations. This week we will read through the first five chapters. Father Sports call them the “money” chapters. The first three chapters are like the preface for salvation history. So read through them with a scrupulous eye and write down your questions.
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Monday, January 8 Chapter 1
Tuesday, January 9 Chapter 2
Wednesday, January 10 Chapter 3
Thursday, January 11 Chapter 4
Friday, January 12 Chapter 5
As I said in one of the preview videos, I like to have posters of the memory verse as well as note cards around my house and my car to help me with the memory work. You can download a FREE 8.5″ x 11″ poster and a 3″ x 5″ card by clicking the image below.
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Although my intention is to share with you my application for the week in this section, I’ve decided not to do that…even though it’s week one. Sorry, for the change of plans. But I wanted to share with you all something, I think, more important views on this week’s readings. Instead, I’d like to share with you a special song from one of my favorite saints, Francis of Assisi. He wrote this, Canticle of Creation, which has often been on my heart as I’ve read through the book of Genesis. Francis is one of my favorite saints because he was so connected to God and his creation. He had a true appreciation for the natural world, which you will see. As you go through this week, even though it’s winter, try to find a similar appreciation for our Lord’s majesty found in nature.
Canticle of Creation
O Most High, all-powerful, good Lord, God, to you belong praise, glory, honor, and all blessing.
Be praised, my Lord, for all your creation and especially for our Brother Sun, who brings us the day and the light; he is strong and shines magnificently. O Lord, we think of you when we look at him.
Be praised, my Lord, for Sister Moon, and for the stars which you have set shining and lovely in the heavens.
Be praised, my Lord, for our Brothers Wind and Air and every kind of weather by which you, Lord, uphold life in all your creatures.
Be praised, my Lord, for Sister Water, who is very useful to us, and humble, and precious, and pure.
Be praised, my Lord, for Brother Fire, through whom you give us light in the darkness: he is bright, and lively, and strong.
Be praised, my Lord, for Sister Earth, our Mother, who nourishes us and sustains us, bringing forth fruits and vegetables of many kinds and flowers of many colors.
Be praised, my Lord, for those who forgive for love of you; and for those who bear sickness and weakness in peace and patience–you will grant them a crown.
Be praised, my Lord, for Sister Death, whom we must all face.
I praise and bless you, Lord, and I give thanks to you, and will serve you in all humility.
In case you missed the preview I posted last week, you can check it out here. It is a good introduction to the study to help get you started by putting you in the right mindset for the book of Genesis.
In case you couldn’t tell, I’m enthusiastic about this study and I’m pleased to be doing it on the blog with this community. I am here for you if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. I pray your first week goes well, and I to see you on Facebook on Tuesday. If not, see you next week!
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