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Stories of the Bible: Creation

Updated: Feb 14, 2023

Peace & Blessings Beloved,

TGBTG for allowing us to see another day. I pray all is well with you and yours, and that your week has been fruitful & blessed thus far.

In this new Humble Servant Blog Series, Stories of the Bible, we're going to look at a summary of the Creation account of the Holy Bible.

The creation story is found in Genesis 1 and 2. God’s revelation of Himself and His will for mankind is the beginning of the creation story. God created everything in the universe (Genesis 1:1). This includes all the heavenly bodies (including every star and planet), as well as everything on the earth. Additionally, even though there's no explicit mention of a Godhead, there is reference to Us (Genesis 1:26). The Spirit is active in creation (Genesis 1:2) as is Christ (John 1:1–3; Colossians 1:15–17).

In the six days of creation, God created the following:

Day 1- formed light, the universe, and the earth

Day 2- the sky and the atmosphere

Day 3- dry land and all plant life

Day 4- the stars and heavenly bodies, including the sun and moon

Day 5- birds and water creatures

Day 6- and all the land animals and man

Mankind is special above all other creatures because he bears the image of God

(Genesis 1:27) and has the responsibility to steward and subdue the earth (Genesis 1:28). All of creation was completed in six days in all its vast array and wondrous beauty. God announced that His creation was very good (Genesis 1:31). Genesis 2 sees the ending of God’s creative work and gives a more detailed account of the creation of man.

The seventh day is marked by God’s resting. The rest does not suggest that God was tired; rather, His rest was simply a cessation of work. God was done, and the universe was just as He wanted it to be. God’s six days of work, followed by a day of no work, establishes a pattern of taking one day in seven for rest and sets the number of days in the week still in use today. The keeping of the Sabbath later became a distinguishing mark of God’s chosen people (Exodus 20:8–11.)

Genesis 2 focuses on God’s unique work concerning man. God formed man from the dust of the earth He had previously created. After forming man’s body, God breathed life—a soul—into him. The fact that God chose to form man this way shows His great care in this process. God next placed the first man, Adam, in the Garden of Eden. Eden was beautiful and bountiful. Adam had almost everything he needed, including food and productive work. However, God was not done with man.

God helped Adam to see his need for a mate by having him review all the other creatures and naming them (Genesis 2:19–20). At the end of the naming process, Adam understood what he lacked. God caused Adam to sleep and then formed Eve with as much care as He had formed Adam (Genesis 2:21–22). Eve was made from Adam’s rib. She was his counterpart, his complement, and flesh of his flesh (Genesis 2:23).

God made both Adam and Eve in God’s image (Genesis 1:27). The Bible’s creation account establishes the family as the basic building block of society (Genesis 1:24). As a God-ordained institution, marriage is to be only between one man and one woman.

May we establish, nurture, and grow a sincere love for the word of God, and study it lovingly & faithfully.

I pray you receive this with the love intended, and apply it to wisdom.

Love you much.

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Blessed!

-Humble Servant

P.S- If you have not given your life to Jesus Christ, I implore you to take the time to do so right now. Use John 3:16 & Romans 10:9-10 as a foundation for making your confession of faith. And use Ephesians 2:1-10 to provide proper context for your salvation.

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