The stories of the Bible are fairly well known. But the anglicized title of the first book of the Bible; Genesis, reveals something interesting. Genesis means the beginning. But the book of Genesis was not the beginning.
The Bible begins with “In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.” Meaning, God created the world in the beginning. The creation was not the beginning, it was in the beginning.
Many times, when we study the Bible, we forget how it all started. Before there was a world, God was alone and decided to go ahead and create the world. This means that there is something he wanted for himself that he gets by having a world. That desire was the beginning.
The Bible isn’t here to tell us how to live our best lives. The Bible is here to tell us what God wants from us.