Genesis 1:9-13

1 Nov

“And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.”  And it was so.  God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.”  And God saw that it was good.  then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation:  seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to the various kinds.”  And it was so.  The land produced vegetation:  plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds.  And God saw that it was good.  And there was evening, and there was morning — the third day.”

We see here the exact same pattern of orderly progression — land before plants,  not the other way around.  Now, some would like to point out that there are plants underwater, this is true.  But, remember that this is the creation story from a group who lived well over 2,000 years ago.  This is history, although not in the rigid definition of the term.  It is history according to the Jews, and while it may not coincide with whatever the scientific community or anyone else says, that’s ok, it was really never meant to.  Even though it may not be accurate in a modern historical sense, it is still God’s Word:  He is still a God of order, not chaos, whose power still created everything that we see in this world.  That is the point of the Creation story.  So when we see that this orderly event takes place, God said it was good, and so should we.


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