This post is Day 15 in a series of studies about “Creation”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.
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Creation – Day 15
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.
God made the wild animals according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the land according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
According to the pattern of the verses so far we could expect to find the phrase “morning and evening: the sixth day” at the end of this verse. But no! There are several verses describing all that God did on this day and the rules he laid down for His created world.
What I feel we should focus on is the expression “And God saw that it was good”.
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. God so enjoyed what He was creating.
We humans can have the same emotions as we enjoy what we are doing. Ecclesiastes 5:19 tells us that for people to “accept their lot and be happy in their work – this is a gift from God”.
But God was more than happy, He was almost bursting with enthusiasm, and at the end of this day when the whole animal kingdom was spoken into being, we see His crowning glory in the creation of mankind. He knew where He was going with all these created things, and this day was to be the highlight of the first week.
Ask yourself today if you are happy with what you do each day. If the answer is “yes” then praise God for that and pray for others who are not so blessed.
If the answer is “no” or “not really” then spend some time praying for change. Ask God to give you something you can delight in doing. Thank Him in anticipation of His response.
Pray for those around you who are seeking to change jobs or looking for new opportunities.