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Before we dive in, I want to say happy resurrection weekend! He is risen! If you have no clue what I am talking about please contact me! I would love to tell you all about it!
As for today’s topic, we will be answering the question: What came first? We have heard this question asked many times in terms of the chicken or the egg, and while I’m going to help you lay that question to rest, this episode is about so much more than that. However, first things first. Let’s answer the question: What came first, the chicken or the egg? I don’t know why this question has baffled so many people for such a long time. Even if you don’t know or care that the answer is in the very first book of the Holy Bible, logic should give you the answer. Saying that an egg came before the chicken is like saying a baby came before its parents. How ridiculous is that?
Let’s look at some facts. Pay close attention; You just might learn something today.
- Fact 1: An egg must be fertilized by a hen and a rooster before it can grow into a chicken.
- Fact 2: A fertilized egg must remain in a temperature of at least 99o F, but no more than 102o F for 21 days before it can hatch into a viable baby chick.
- Fact 3: Once a baby chick hatches, their body temperature must be regulated, which is why you often see them under the wing of an adult.
- Fact 4: It takes about 18 weeks on average for a baby chick to reach maturity where they can reproduce.
Knowing these facts, how in the world could an egg have come first? Just like how a baby human needs a parent to take care of it, a chicken egg needs a chicken to take care of it. Logically speaking, this is why it is obvious the chicken came first. The egg comes when chickens reproduce. Can we lay that to rest now?
Stop asking if the chicken or the egg came first because in my opinion, it is a dumb question, unless you are asking a child while trying to build their critical thinking skills. Adults should not be asked that question, but more importantly, they should not have any hesitation when answering it. Moving on!
Another aspect of what came first is related to the creation story that we see in Genesis 1. In the beginning, God created substance, order, and choice, in that order. The question is: What came first when God created the world?
The first thing God created was substance. That includes separating the water from dry land, separating the sky from the ground, creating sea creatures and land animals, including humans. It also includes the trees and other vegetation, and anything else that is tangible. After substance, God created order. He put man in charge of the earth and everything in it. He also made the man (husband) to be the head of the house over the woman (wife). Notice that I did not say “a” man. I said “the” man. This has to do with household structure because the order God created called for a husband and wife to live together and reproduce. Any arrangement outside of that is outside of God’s perfect order. I’m pretty sure I just lost some readers or viewers, but that is OK. We are just going to keep going and move to the last thing God created, which was choice. You can choose what you will do next. That is your choice. You can choose to believe what I am saying or not. Again, that is your choice. Aren’t you glad God created choice? After God created man and placed him in charge, he gave man a choice to obey Him or not. It was a simple command to not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Unfortunately, Adam listened to Eve and disobeyed God. He chose not to put God first. We have to make that same choice every day, to obey God, to put God first. Choose wisely!
Another aspect of what came first is one that involves love and being chosen. The question is: What came first, God’s love for us for our love for God? With all of the gods in the world, and people choosing to worship them, I can see how the answer to my question can be confusing to some people. The problem is that people are choosing the wrong god. There’s only one true and living God and He chose us before we could ever choose Him. His love for us came long before we could ever even think about loving him. This is proven by His great sacrifice. God sacrificed his only begotten son Jesus Christ to save us from an eternity in hell away from Him. Jesus Christ sacrificed His life and shed His blood on a rugged cross when we were yet sinners who did not have a relationship with God. All we have to do is believe that Jesus died for us and accept Him as our Lord and Savior to be saved from an eternity in the Lake of Fire.
In case you did not know, hell is like jail in the sense that people usually go to jail before they are thrown into prison. By comparison, people who choose the Lake of Fire as their eternity will go to hell first, and then hell will be thrown into the Lake of Fire where they will burn for eternity. Yes, choosing hell is a choice. You can choose to believe in Jesus Christ, and choose to obey God, or you can choose not to, which is equivalent to choosing hell and the Lake of Fire for eternity.
Oh, but there is more good news! Jesus dying for us on the cross is not the end of the story. We are celebrating resurrection Sunday tomorrow because after three days, Jesus rose from the dead with all power in his hand. Also, because He is Risen, we who believe in Him will rise in the end as well. Thank you Jesus for your Resurrection Power! On that note, I hope you enjoyed this episode. Enjoy celebrating Jesus tomorrow and every day, and to God be the glory!