Saturday, July 02, 2016

Creation Day 3: Dry Land and Plant Life

Then God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into 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 He called Seas. And God saw that it was good.

11 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. 12 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. 13 So the evening and the morning were the third day.
Genesis 1:9-13, NKJV

Creation Day 3: Dry Land and Plant Life

On the third day of creation God separated the land from the water on the earth. The water was now called the Seas. On this dry land, which God called Earth, He then brought forth grass, herbs, and fruit trees, i.e. plant life. 

Just imagine how wonderful the Earth now looked cloaked in green and dotted with flowers of all varieties of shapes, sizes, and color. Can you imagine how fresh and new it must have smelled? Think of the variety of plant life created: grasses, trees, shrubbery, and flowers. 

Being a lover of flowers, I am constantly amazed at the variety in color, shapes, and sizes of the flowers. Even just the simple tulip (you can tell I live in a Dutch town) comes in so many sizes and shapes.

28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
Matthew 6:28-30 NKJV

Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Luke 12:27, NKJV

Jesus reminded us, in the Sermon on the Mount, that we are not to worry about the things of this life. We need only consider the lilies in their great beauty. They do not toil, neither do they spin, and yet even Solomon, the wisest and most wealthy king who lived was not clothed in the glorious splendor of the flowers of the field.

How amazed we are that God, who so wondrously created this glorious world by just speaking it into existence, cares so much for His dear children. Satan, who attempted to destroy God's creation through his tempting of Adam and Eve was no match for this great God we serve. Even before creation, God had a plan in place to save a people for Himself from the grips of Satan.

This is the God we serve. As we walk through these days of creation, be amazed. We cannot begin to comprehend a God who has such power. Let us not try to make God like ourselves, but let us worship and glory in Him as He is.

God Bless You,

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