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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
and we are made
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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