What’s my favorite Bible verse? It’ Genesis 1:1. It’s an introduction that rouses interest this very firs verse, because of its simplicity. Think of it—that the physical heavens and the earth had a beginning, but God was there to create it. Since he has no beginning, he lives forever and ever. (Re 10:6)
No person called the spirit was moving invisibly over the waters that covered the entire globe. That spirit—not a person—was God’s impersonal active force. No one was there to see it, that is no human viewed whatever manifestation God’s active force made. There were, though, unseen spirit persons who observed and, as stated in (Job 38:7) “When the morning stars joyfully cried out together, and all the sons of God began shouting in applause.”
From this first mention of God’s active force we see that God used it for a beneficial purpose. Since he has greater wisdom, power, and justice than any other of mankind put together, it was not purposeless that God’s active force was moving to and fro over the surface of the waters.
Jehovah existed alone prior to creation. There is no being prior to his existence. No explanation is offered as to his existence, he is there, and that profound truth confronts us as an ultimate mystery. That is why Isaiah later affirms:
“That you may understand, (his witnesses) that I am the same one. Before me there was no God formed, after me there continued to be none.” (Isa 43:10)