There is so much in the book of Job that is pertinent to our day, and so many sins that he confesses could challenge us in our daily conversations. We must remember daily that God will help us say the right thing at the right time if we trust Him.
As we reflect for several days on the whole of God's week of creation, especially the 6th day when He made man, we are looking at several Bible verses, which encourage us to believe that it happened as it is written. For you created my inmost being.
The writer of the poetic book of Ecclesiastes is generally believed to be David's successor, his son, King Solomon who was known for his wisdom. Some of the verses expound great wisdom, but many suggest that he may have been having a bad day when he wrote them.
Mankind was given authority to rule over all the earth. How we failed!! We have failed because the devil intervened with his seductive ways, and Adam and Eve gave the rule over to him. But God knew that would happen. He had a plan of redemption even before time began.
Let Us make man in Our own image. Let no-one tell you that you are descended from apes, gorillas or any other creature. We already mentioned that briefly on day 12. The Bible is clear. Everything was made according to its kind, and the theory of evolution remains a theory.
A diversion here from our Genesis verses, before we see mankind being created. Because whoever is speaking here was obviously alive long before man was created! Even before any of the animals or sea creatures, and before even the earth was formed. Think for a moment who this could be.
If you have ever done anything and felt very satisfied with what you have done, then you get a minuscule idea of what God was feeling here. Ecclesiastes 5:19 tells us that for people to accept their lot and be happy in their work – this is a gift from God.
Our 21st century reading of this verse can make us think of dangerous animals, just because of the word: wild. But most of the times this Hebrew word is used it refers to the land, so other translations which use land animals rather than wild animals are much more accurate.
This is the first mention of God blessing something. He was obviously happy with all that He had created up to this point, because we read that He saw that it was good! God spoke aloud to His creation telling them what to do. Be fruitful and multiply!
Researchers tell us that there are about 250,000 known marine species. They estimate that they have only discovered half of them. Scientists trying to count the bird population are divided as to how to keep apparently related birds in the same category or whether to create a different group.