Read through the chapter and then go over it again and write out what you notice in your notebook. The first challenge is experimenting with bible journaling. You can use the following to guide you if you wish. If you don’t like drawing, then just write out the words in appropriate sizes or shapes.
- In your notebook, draw a chart two boxes across and three down. Number the boxes top to bottom and then fill them in with what was created on each day. What do you notice about how the days relate to one another?
- Draw a stickman in your notebook. What was different about the creation of man in verse 26? Write that beside the man.
- Write out the assignment God gave to man in verse 28.
- Write out what God said about His whole creation in verse 31 somewhere on your page.
- Draw a box for the seventh day and write out what God did on this day from verses 1-3.
- Write beside your stickman the details of how God created man in verse 7.
- If you have run out of room, start a new page and draw the garden of Eden – especially the two trees mentioned in verse 9. Label them.
- Draw the man working in the garden.
- Write out the one rule God gave to him.
- Add a woman to the picture. Write out what they were together to become in verse 24.
“That the woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be beloved.”
(Matthew Henry’s Commentary)
Challenge #1: Genesis 1 & 2 PDF