Last time we studied from Romans we took great encouragement by God's love being shown through Jesus' death for us while we were yet sinners. His sacrifice was an incredible event, and with the resulting resurrection, we have great hope today. As the passage continues, Paul goes on to discuss another action that had a great impact on us all. That being the sin of Adam and death that follows to this day.
The Word of God begins with the One who creates. It doesn't start with mountains or trees or the stars. Instead of beginning with the world we see around us its initial focus is on God Himself. This is fitting, for without God there is nothing. Although it may not be immediately apparent, we see God's authority throughout the first chapter of Genesis.