Days 3 through 5 of God's Creation - 4-12-23
In the first three days of creation, we see that God created and separated things as He began the work of creating the world. The first day was separating light and darkness, the second day separating the waters, and the third day separating the heavens from the earth. Then in days four through six we see He created things to exist in each of the realms He had created in the same order.
Day four He set the moon, stars and sun in their proper places in the expanse He created on day one. Day five he created fish and creatures in the sea to fill what He had created on day two, and finally on day six we see He created animals to live in and fill the land He had created on day three.
I had read this passage for many years before I realized, only when it was pointed out to me, that God had created the earth in such an organized manner.
What does that tell you about our Creator?
What changes does it cause you to want to make, if any?
Verses for 4-12-23:
14 And 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,[f] and for days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. 16 And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. 17 And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18 to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.
20 And God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds[g] fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.” 21 So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” 23 And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.
24 And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so. 25 And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:14-25 ESV