Creation Revealings

Genesis 1:14 – “Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years.’” (NASB)

 The sun, moons and stars were to distinguish day from night, seasons and time.  They were also created to be signs – not just to be symbols, but to be miracles.  The sun, moon and stars were to provide awe-inspiring events – events that brought God to people’s attention.  The sun, moon and stars were created to demonstrate God’s control.  God meant for the ordinary, everyday things to inspire awe in us, bring Him to our attention and remind us that He is sovereign. 

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Genesis 1:21 – “And God created the great sea monsters, and every living creature that moves, with which the water swarmed after their kind, and every winged birds after its kind; and God saw that it was good.”  (NASB)

 The Hebrew word that’s translated “creature” here is nephesh, meaning a breathing creature.  It’s a feminine noun meaning breath, the inner being with its thoughts and emotions.  The Scriptures view a person as a composite whole, fully relating to God and not divided in any way.

 People were intended to be a composite whole – fits with shalom, a state of well-being.  People were intended to fully relate to God – with every part of the composite, in every aspect and situation.  We were intended to not be divided in any way – a united mind, a united heart, a united will – completely at one with God.

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Genesis 1:22 – “And God blessed them, saying, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.’”  (NASB)

 The Hebrew word for blessed derives from the noun for knee and suggests the bending of the knee in blessing.

 The God of the universe got down on one knee to bless the fish and the birds!  I can picture it – God, on one knee, blessing, gently releasing the fish to the seas and the birds to the air.  What a tender God!

 

 

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One thought on “Creation Revealings

  1. What a tender God indeed. If He were otherwise, I would have been destroyed a long time ago. When I think of God with His children, I picture David’s Shepherd in Psalm 23. He knows His children and cares for them with gentleness and grace as only He can do. We, as His children, are blessed indeed.
    Thanks for the reminder.

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