Genesis Commentary - James Smith

Handfuls on Purpose
by James Smith, 1943

CREATION. Genesis 1.

"In the beginning God." Regeneration, like the work of creation, has its beginning in God (John 3:5). The new creation, like the old, begins with the "Word of God" and the moving of the Spirit. Compare the order here with the experience of a soul passing from death into life. Observe—

I. The State of Disorder (verse 2). The threefold condition of man's state by nature is here very forcibly suggested: