God is purposeful and organized in all He does. After creating the firmament, He makes the next thing necessary for His plan–dry land.
Genesis 1:9-10 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. 10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
The words “one place” do not necessarily mean that there was one body of water since “seas” later in the verse is plural. The idea is that the land and seas would be distinct from each other. Each would have its place in the world. Continue reading