“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”


God to Cain before he killed his brother Abel:

“If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door, it desires to have you, but you must master it.”


How Abraham got in good with God:

“Abram believed the Lord, and He credited to him as righteousness.”


God guards those who may sin without knowledge:

“Yes, I know you did this with a clear conscience, and so I have kept you from sinning against me.”


But once we know … we need to obey:

“Now return the man’s wife, for he is a prophet and will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not return her, you may be sure that you and all yours will die.”


Suffering can lead to great outcomes … Joseph on explaining God’s purpose stands above the circumstances of life:

“And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you.”