Bible Time Period: Early World
In the Early World, you created the heavens and Earth and tested Adam and Eve in the garden. Help me today to choose the life you offer.
Our journey begins in the “Early World” time period described in Genesis 1–11: “pre-history,” it’s sometimes called. These chapters contain some of the best-known stories in the Bible—Creation, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah, the Tower of Babel. It is here that the Bible story starts and where it finds its roots: “in the beginning,” with God creating the heavens and the Earth. The Early World sets the stage for the rest of the story, and the rest doesn’t make sense without it.
The stories you read today and tomorrow were written to get across Truth, not fact. They were never intended to be a scientific record of creation and our beginnings but to help us understand important things about ourselves, our relationship to God, the problem of sin, and the hope of salvation. They are the way God has given us to think about our beginnings. Relax, find a comfortable place to read in, and listen to what He says.
Soak in the poetry of Genesis 1-2. What truths does it teach you about creation? About God?
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