Lesson 1: A Perfect World (Genesis 1:1-2:3)
Section 3: Original Meaning


III. Original Meaning

A. Dark Chaotic World

B. Ideal World

C. Six Days of Ordering

  1. Deliverance from Egypt

  2. Possession of Canaan


1. Explain the parallels between Deuteronomy 32:10-12 and Genesis 1:2.

2. According to Dr. Pratt, what was the purpose of Moses in writing Genesis 1:2?

3. Explain the parallels between Deuteronomy 12:11 and Genesis 2:1-3.

4. According to Dr. Pratt, what was the purpose of Moses in writing Genesis 2:1-3?

5. Explain the parallels between the events of the creation and the plagues in Egypt.

6. Explain a special event that occurred as Israel was leaving Egypt, that has a parallel in the creation account.

7. What are some of the blessings of Israel in Canaan that have parallels in the creation account?


1. The Israelites failed to recognize God’s blessings in the Promised Land; instead they thought Egypt was pretty good. In what ways are we tempted to not recognize the blessings of our salvation in Christ and possibly settle for “pretty good”?

2. In what ways have you seen God's special power in your life, reminding you of His power in creation and His power in delivering Israel from Egypt and settling them in the Promised Land?

3. How would you like to experience more of God's power in your life?

4. Are there any ways in which you have been reluctant to follow God's direction in your life, similar to the way Israel was uncertain of God's leading them to Canaan? How does the biblical story of Israel encourage you to submit to His guidance?
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