Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
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.
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.
4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens,
5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
K.J.V. Bible Text
So God created the heavens and the earth and on the seventh day he rested.
Isn’t that the way of all His creatures as well? We have a burst of energy, do the job set before us; and then we rest.
I’m thinking of a gardener who plows his soil, makes little holes, plants his seed in the holes, covers them up and then waters the soil. Soon he will have to begin to weed the garden and chase away pests, but right now it is time to rest.
But now I have come to the account of Adam and Eve. Didn’t God already create human beings? “Male and female created he them,” it said at the end of Genesis Chapter 1. I have come to a crossroads. Should I look up what bible scholars have to say on this subject or just muddle on? I choose to muddle. It is my purpose to read the bible and understand it in my own way, not to become a learned bible scholar.
At this point I will consider Genesis Chapter 1 as an overall view and read on to learn more details.
– Betty Killebrew
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