Genesis traces God's mastery in creation, covenant, and history. The initial chapters of Genesis show his mastery in bringing order out of chaos. The development of the covenant brought order to his relationship with his people-through revelation and the overcoming of obstacles. Finally,God brought order to the world through his people - by battling the chaos of famine and providing food. In the beginning, as today, God loves the people he created and it is his intention to bless them in spite of rebellion and sin. Noted scholar John Walton follows the three-tiered NIV Application format (Original Meaning, Bridging Contexts, and Contemporary Significance) to reveal how this first book of the Bible applies to us today.