In ten english words, Moses records the creation of the universe. The brevity of the account baffles scholars and serves as one of the great proofs for the inspiration of the record, but although brief, there is a profundity to Genesis 1.1 and the following verses of this opening chapter of sacred scripture, that offers more truth than one could intellectually ingest in a life time of study. One has said, "The greatest scholar approaches Genesis one as one with a teacup approaching the ocean."
In this study we consider the two fold nature of God's work in creating and forming the Universe. We also discuss the question of how long are the "days" of Genesis. This lesson, however, is more than academic: it illustrates some wonderful truths of the Gospel and introduces us to the God who brought us and all around us into being.