Genesis 1:5 ends day one of the creation account. This verse gives us God’s perspective on light and darkness. He calls the light “Day” and the darkness “Night”. Everything in the Bile has significance and this naming of the two divisions will become increasingly important as you learn more about them in the Bible. It is very significant to realize that the 1st act of God in creation of our world system was to divide something from something. These two things were light and darkness or as God called them “Day” and “Night”. We know from a natural perspective day and night are 2 divisions within our daily cycle. Each division has 12 hours in them. Isn’t it interesting that the number 12 occurs so frequently in the Bible? Israel had 12 tribes, Jesus had 12 disciples, the New Jerusalem has 12 foundations and we could go on and on.
I alluded to the fact that the 1st chapter of Genesis was prophetic in nature and many will not understand what I’m talking about. You see the days of creation were outlined in a specific order following a specific plan of God. God gives us clues to our earthly history and timetable by studying this chapter. Here is a quick introduction to what I’m talking about. In the book of 2nd Peter 3:8 we are given a major clue to this prophetc account of creation. This verse tells us “A day is as a 1000 years and a 1000 years is as one day.” Isn’t it interesting that the account of the Genesis creation is given to us in terms of days. As you read thru the chapter you find that God worked 6 days to create and then on the 7th day he rested.
If you had the time to do an in depth study in the Bible you would find that it has been approximately 2000 years since the birth of Jesus Christ. According to Peter this is 2 days. Going back from Jesus to Abraham is another 2000 years or 2 days. Finally from Abraham to Adam is another 2000 years or 2 days. Add this up you arrive at 6 days. According to the Biblical calendar we are at the end of the 6th day of God’s creation timetable. We will continue to look at this in more depth as we continue thru the chapter. That was just a quick introduction and I welcome you to go through the Bible and do the math and check what I just told you.
God ends Day 1 but I wanted to make another point about verse 4 real quick that maybe you didn’t see. Did you notice that God called the light, good but he did not call the darkness good. That is also significant. I hope you are enjoying reading thru the chapter and we will continue again tomorrow.