Updated: Feb 27, 2021
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”
We learned in elementary school that every sentence must have a subject and a verb. So, let’s take note of the anchor sentence for the entire Bible. Notice the subject is GOD. The Hebrew name for God in Genesis chapter one is Elohim, meaning the Strong Creator. Elohim is the source of everything. He is strong and powerful, and He is continually creating something out of nothing.
The Hebrew verb for create was only used with GOD as the subject. This GOD alone created the endless skies and magically hung the sun and stars for light. This GOD alone created the whole magnificent world and every creature in it. This GOD alone created man from the dust of the ground and breathed life into his bones. What a God is Elohim, the One who independently creates the glorious out of emptiness.
Elohim is a God of action…when HE is the subject, creation happens. Consequently, I can hardly begin to imagine what new creations will transpire if I make GOD the subject of every sentence of my life!