Creation Day Seven and
a Summary of the Creation of Man pt 2
Welcome to “My Bible Study.” A verse by verse walk through the Bible. We have been studying the Creation in the Book of Genesis. We started with Chapter Two in our last session. If you missed any of the Creation series, I would recommend you go back and listen to the archives of those teachings. It will lay the foundation upon which we will be building the rest of our study in the Book of Genesis.
Today, I will begin in Genesis Chapter Two.
Chapter Two vs 3 with a detailed explanation from Exodus 31:13-17
“Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you. Youshall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.
Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.”
To reject this Sabbath was to reject GOD! It was to reject God’s covenant and to deny that the Israelites were set apart from the world.
Even the land was to be given rest: “And six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather in the fruits thereof: 11But the seventh year thou shalt let it rest and lie still; that the poor of thy people may eat: and what they leave the beasts of the field shall eat. In like manner thou shalt deal with thy vineyard, and with thy oliveyard.
12Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed” (Ex. 23:10-12)
To make it even clearer about how important the Day of Rest was, even slaves were to observe it: “Now these are the judgments which thou shalt set before them. 2If thou buy an Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing” (Ex. 21:1-2).
“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters” (Ps. 23:1-2).
The rest described in Psalm 23 gives us hope of the coming rest we will receive when we make it through this life and will rest with the Lord in the life to come. Amen!
There are numerous scriptures throughout the Bible where the Lord clearly makes it known to His people to observe and receive the day of rest. Too many for me to take the time to discuss them. But we will be talking about them as we reach those chapters and verses as we continue on our verse by verse walk through the Bible.
That brings to verse 4 in chapter two.
A Summary of The Beginnings of Men and Women
“And the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished His work which He had made; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it; because that in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.”
God did not rest for the same reason we do, because we become tired and weary, He rested as one well-pleased with the work He has accomplished what He had set out to do.
The creatures of the heavens and the earth are the hosts or armies of them, they are numerous, orderly, disciplined, and under control. They know their place and keep. They are used by God in the defense of His people and the destruction of His enemies. God has overruled nature in the performance of miracles but He has never changed nor repealed the law of nature or added to the elements of nature.
Genesis 2:4-25 is the third point in Moses’ account of the creation of the world. The first point is, “The Beginning of Creation,” (1:1-2), the second point, “The days of creation” (1:3-2:3), the third point, “The Beginning of Man and Woman” (2:4-25). Verse 4 is the introduction of the third point.
In point one and two of the account Moses uses the name “Elohim.” In the third point he uses the name, for the first time, of “Jehovah Elohim” translated, “Lord God.” The plants referred to in verse 5 are the plants that need cultivation. These are the plants Adam was to tend to and take care of.
Notice what is taking place in verse six. This is so important. It is so important that God has made a note of it in His Word. “But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.”
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