We have seen in an earlier blog that right from the start, before God even created people, He was setting out a perfect system for our lives.
On the second day of creation it appears that water covered the Earth making it uninhabitable to humans so God separated the waters above the earth from the waters on the earth and placed the sky in between. The sky, our atmosphere, is like a blanket of gases which protect the earth. Because of the atmosphere the sun does not burn us to death, nor do we freeze at night when the sun sets. Although we cannot see the atmosphere it is constantly playing the part that God intended for it.
What an incredible effort God had gone to, to prepare and remind us of His goodness.
On the third day God said: ‘Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear’; and it was so.
And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. And God saw that it was good.
Then God said “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so.
And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
So the evening and the morning were the third day. (verses 9-13).
God had now created dry ground, seas, plants and trees. He was beginning to form the earth into a suitable place for life. Dry land (called ‘Earth’ in verse 10), shows that God was planning for vegetation.
Psa. 95:5: ‘The sea is His, for He made it; and his hands formed the dry land.’
Rom. 1:20: ‘For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.’
What an incredible God we serve! He has gone to so much trouble to set up our world! Yet those who scoff are warned that this leaves them with no excuse for denying Him.
Contributed by Peter Trott
All quotes from the NKJV.