After creating light on the first day, God focuses His attention on completing the Earth.
Genesis 1:6-8 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. 8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
The Hebrew word translated “firmament” means “expanse” or “spreading out”. It refers to the space above the surface of the Earth, which is why it is also called “heaven” in this verse. The Hebrews thought of it as being where the birds fly or the “first heaven”. We would call it our atmosphere or sky. Continue reading