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Creation: God Forms
In creating this world, God did tasks on different days. Now did he complete these tasks in a 24 hour day that we know? Or were these days actually time periods? For example, is one God day actually 1,000 earth years? With God being so powerful, I would think that since things automatically happened when God spoke the words, a day would be as long as an actually earth day and even shorter. It could actually even be a microsecond. Whether it was a thousand years or a twenty-four hour day or a different time frame, God decided not to reveal this to us in the Bible. Maybe it is something so awesome that our human minds are not able to comprehend it.
2 Peter 3:8 “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day (KJV).
On Day 1 God created light and separated the light from the darkness. If you read ahead you will see that God later on created the stars which include the sun. This shows that God is the light as John 1:5 states, "And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not" (KJV).
Psalm 104:2 “Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain” (KJV).
Habakkuk 3:3-4 “God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise. And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power (KJV).
When we are humans, we need the sun for warmth and survival. There is no way the human race and for a majority of life to exist without the sun. On the other hand, we need God's life to survive as well. Without it we are lost and have no chance for salvation. When we accept Jesus as the Son of God and and call upon him to confess our sins and ask him to be out personal savior, we open up a door for God's light to enter our souls. When we are finally in heaven, there will be no night and no sun since God will provide the light as the following verses state:
Revelation 22:5 "And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever" (KJV).
2 Corinthians 4:6 "For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ" (KJV).
John 1:4 "In him was life; and the life was the light of men" (KJV).
The Light was good. Everything God created is good. Not only is this good light attributed to the creation, it is associated with God's word, people and blessings as the following verses state:
Psalm 119:105 "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path" (KJV).
Psalm 119:130 "The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple" (KJV).
14 “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (KJV).
Ephesians 5:8 "For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light" (KJV).
Proverbs 4:18 "But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day" (KJV).
God separated the light from the darkness. This can be taken literally because we have an obvious day full of light and darkness during the night. This separation can be figurative as well since God wants us to walk in the light.
Separation in the Creation
While God was involved in his creation, he did a lot of separating. For example, he first sepaarated the light from the darkness. Then later one, he separated the water from above and beneath. Then he separated the dry land from the water.
This separation is symbolic of when God commanded the Israelites to separate themselves from people of other nationalities. As Christians we too must separate ourselves from people of different beliefs as the following verses state:
Psalm 1:1 "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful" (KJV).
Romans 12:1-2 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God (KJV).
James 1:6-8 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways” (KJV).
James 4:4 "Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God" (KJV).
1 John 2:15-17 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever (KJV).
While as Christians, we want to share with others about Jesus, we can be easily led astray. Some people may be mockers who will throw question after question at us. If we are attacked like this consistently, we may begin to have doubts. Some people may decide to join a cult in order to expose that cult. However, some may be easily caught up in the lies and not realize it. While you want to spread the good news by witnessing to others, you need to do it with caution.
On the second day of creation, God separates the water into two sections, an upper one and a lower one. The upper one becomes the sky. There is a theory that the earth was originally created as being in a dome, with the upper waters forming a vaporous blanket that protected the earth. It is said in this theory that this blanket protected the humans from the ultraviolet rays from the sun. Therefore, that was the reasons why humans lived for a longer period of times early in the Biblical days. It is also said that these waters played a role in the great flood during Noah's time.
Genesis 7;11-12 “In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights” (KJV”
On the third day of creation, God separated the water from land. By doing this, he made the land on which we live. Out of this land, he made continents and out of the water he made oceans, seas, lakes (including the Great and Finger Lakes), rivers, streams, creeks and brooks. He knew that he would fills this world with birds, fish, animals, insects and humans. Before he did this, he had to make sure that the world was full of fresh water. This is essential for any living thing to survive.
During the third day of creation, God also had the plant life to start growing. He could not do this before he supplied the fresh water because a majority of plant life needs water to grow and survive. This plant life includes fruit-bearing trees, seed-bearing herbs and grass. During the first three days of creation, God was preparing the world so it could be inhabited by humans and animals. The plants would be a popular food source for both. It may have been possible that God created the animals not to be hunted by humans.
God, the Lord of all, made this good creation.
Romans 8:20-22 “For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now” (KJV).
Even though sin entered this world and has been ravaged and exploited for all these years by sinful people, this creation still is good.
The Holy Bible. King James Version.
© 2017 Lois Ryan