“In the beginning.” Regeneration, like the work of creation, has its beginning in God. (Jh.3:5)
There are six things we learn about God in this verse. His being, His eternity, His omnipotence, His absolute freedom, His infinite wisdom, and His essential goodness. (Ps.73:1) declares, “God is good,”
How beginnings are made. Bad beginnings are made without forethought and resolve, without definite intention, choice, and premeditation, in a word, heedlessly.
Let us look at some bad decision that people made in the Bible. Adam and Eve suffered Death and was removed from Eden. (Gen.3:23,24)
Cain killed his brother, He became a marked wander. Achan disobeyed the Lord’s instructions. He and his family all suffered death. (Jos..7:23,27)
Saul made the offering in Samuel absence and was rejected as King of Israel, (II. Sa.11:2,4) Reboboam followed bad advice and his kingdom was divided (II. Ki.:24:1) The man who hid his talent (Mt.25:25) Ananias and Sapphira made a bad division. (Acts 5:1) Lastly, Judas decided to betray Jesus for money. (Mt.27:1,2)
Good beginning are made with forethought, and election, and predetermination “But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.” (Dan.3:18)
Good beginning are made in the light. A enlightened choice is a first necessity.
Good beginning are made with worthy ends in view “By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king, for he endure, as seeing him who is invisible.” (Heb.11:27)
Good beginning are made earnestly. “Peter said unto him, Though I die with thee, yet will I not deny thee,” (Mt.26”35)
If our desires from the beginning is for the goodness of God in our characters, it is a desire that is not shameless “ Whom have I in heaven but thee, and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.” (Ps.73:25)
The Heavens and earth is not infinite. Immeasurable by man already been measured by God “ Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out the heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in the scales, and the hills in a balance?” (Isa.40:12)
Undiscoverable by science, its limits are Known to its Creator “Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.” (Acts 15:18)
God calls by name “ He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.”…. by the greatness of his might, for he is strong in power, not one faileth.” (Ps.147:4) – (Isa.40:26)
God has not revealed and man has not discovered. Only The Lord knows how long the sun has been burning. God said in “the beginning.”
The world existent, yet not self-existent. The world does not stand in virtue of its own inherent energy, Being neither self- produced nor self-sustained, but solely and always in obedience to the creative order of Almighty God who created it.
The new creation, like the old, begin with the Word of God and the moving of the Spirit of God.”Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.” (Jk.3:5,8)