This post is Day 24 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 24
Back to the creation which, by the time we reach these verses has been completed. Here we read of the blessings God was giving to the first couple on earth. They were told to produce children, who would reach every corner of the globe, and they were to be vegetarians!
God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.”
Today we return to the account of creation which, by the time we reach these verses has been completed. Here we read of the blessings God was giving to the first couple on earth. They were told to produce children, who would reach every corner of the globe, and they were to be vegetarians!
It was not until after Noah left the ark once the flood had subsided that people received permission to eat meat. In Genesis 9:3 we read “Everything that lives and moves will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.”
There is a link in this verse to Acts 10:15 when Peter was dozing on the roof, and had a vision. In reality Peter was hungry, and the vision showed him several animals, reptiles and birds descending on a large sheet. He was told to eat, but refused, saying he didn’t eat those things. He saw this vision 3 times! When God tells you the same thing three times it is time to take notice!
The message to Peter was the same as to Noah. Everything God has created is good!
Think today about the parts of God’s creation that you might not like! Do you have an aversion to anything? Not necessarily for food, although that was the message for Peter.
Ask yourself why you don’t eat what you don’t eat. Sometimes this is just a habit, or a religious custom, (as was Peter’s case.) Thank God for things you eat and also those you don’t. Praise Him for different national customs.
Take time to notice the insects, birds, and animals around you, be grateful for each one.