Genesis 1:2-5 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
God created the basic physical existence of the universe in Genesis 1:1. Now He sets His focus on the Earth.
First, although created, it was not completed. That’s why it was formless and void, meaning incomplete and empty. Continue reading →
I’m starting a Bible study on the book of Genesis, so I’m going to post some thoughts as I make my way through the book.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
First, there was a beginning to everything. Scientists are still debating this, although it appears that most are leaning toward there being a beginning. Regardless, the One who was there provides a detailed record of what happened. There was a beginning. Continue reading →
Genesis 1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
This one verse may contain the most understated fact in all the Bible. After stating that God created a greater light to rule the day (the Sun) and a lesser light to rule the night (the Moon), it states that God “made the stars also”. That is the first and only time stars are mentioned in the creation narrative. When one considers that mankind has attempted to count and catalog the stars down through history and at this point has numbered over 945,000,000 stars1, this statement seems to minimize the incredible magnitude of the accomplishment. Continue reading →