Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Night and Day

Gen 1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

What is a day? Evening and morning make a day. This is what God has called a day. Generally day, refers to light; daylight.

Joh 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
Joh 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

A literal day is from sunset to sunset. A day begins in the evening, as the Jews know as they celebrate the Sabbath from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown. The LORD has defined a day to us in Genesis, as from evening to morning. Each day of creation was a literal evening to morning day.

Gen 1:8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

Gen 1:13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.

Gen 1:19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

Interesting to me that God created the light of the sun and moon on the fourth day. Before that, he was the light, and that light was patterned for the sun and moon to follow. In Revelation the Father and the Lamb of God will be the light of our eternal; dwelling place, the city of God, New Jerusalem.

Rev 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

Gen 1:23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

Gen 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Man was not created until the sixth day. He was created a man, fully matured on an earth that was created fully stocked with full grown plants and animals. The earth was created aged, as was all of creation. Scientists try to prove the earth is millions of years old? Well if so, God created earth, appearing to science as a million years old. The important thing is that God created all. The creation was in literal days.

Gen 2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
Gen 2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

God rested and set a day aside for us to rest and to think about all that God has done. He is almighty, our God created all their is, let us meditate on this and give God all the glory. Thank you Jesus for saving my soul to dwell with God's people forever.

I invite my friends to begin the year reading through the Bible. I have chosen a plan that includes old and new testament readings each day. My Bible Reading Plan