Week 1  Day 2

 

God's day starts with the darkness of night

It ends in the brightness of morning


Throughout the Bible

      light is symbolic

      for life and goodness


Ever since the beginning

God has been saying

      "Let there be light!"



Now God adds to his creation

      creatures of the sea

      birds of the air

      animals on the earth

      man and woman

All the parts are good

Together it is very good.

  

 

We learn right from the beginning

      that we are made

            by God

      and we are made

            for God

That was God's intention

      and it's basic to understanding

      the rest of the Bible.

 

 

            THE FOUR-FOLD PATTERN OF GOD'S WORK

God spoke, God created, God blessed, God commissioned.

                                            Genesis 1 & 2 

    20Then God said, "Let the waters abound with an abundance

of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the

face of the firmament of the heavens."  21So God created great

sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the

waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird

according to its kind.  And God saw that it was good.  22God

blessed them saying, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters

in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.  23So the evening

and the morning were the fifth day.

    24Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth the living creature

according to its kind:  cattle and creeping thing and beast of the

earth, each according to its kind"; and it was so.  25God saw

that it was good.

    26Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according

to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish, birds, and
cattle, over all the earth and over everything that
creeps on the
earth."  27So God created man in His own image;
in the image
of God He created him; male and female He
created them. 
28Then God blessed them and said,
"Be fruitful and multiply;
fill the earth and subdue it; have
dominion over the fish, the birds,
and over every living thing that moves on the earth."

    29God said, "I have given you every herb that yields seed

which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose

fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.  30Also, to every

beast of the earth and bird of the air, and to everything that

creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every

green herb for food"; and it was so.  31God saw everything

He had made, and indeed it was very good.  So the evening

and the morning were the sixth day.

    1Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them,

were finished.  2On the seventh day God ended His work.

3God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because
in it
He rested from all His work which
God had created
and made.
                       This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

 

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