In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
I. GOD. No attempt made to prepare mind of reader for idea of God; as though every human being had this naturally; and so they all have.
II. CREATED. God made world out of nothing; then He must have absolute power over it and all in it. Nothing can hurt those whom God loves, and protects. Events of world are still in His hands. All must work for Him.
III. COURSE AND PROGRESS OF CREATION'S WORK.
1. Gradual, in measured stages, deliberate. But, observe, never lingering or halting; no rest until complete. Each day has its work; and each day's work, done for God, and as God appoints, has its reward. Result may not always be seen; as seed is not seen unfolding beneath ground, yet as truly growing there as when it shoots up green in face of day. So in a good man's life. He looks onward.
(C. P. Eden, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.