Genesis 1:9-13 – The 3rd Day

Gen 1:9  And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

(Ver 1.1) Day 3 of creation is very interesting and contains a lot of information.  It begins by confirming to us that the world was covered with water and God commands the water to gather and separate from the earth.  Maybe you realize and can understand that this is also a stated division of land from water.  The separation of the waters from the land is what God says caused the land to appear.   To appear means it was clearly hidden before.  It is not that complex yet people ignore the little details given to us by God to beleive an alternative reality of what happened.  It is very obvious to me now that Genesi 1:2 describes a universal flood that covered every land mass on the earth.  If you study this out you will find that there is more than enough water in the oceans to accomplish this.  All it would take is a shifting of the depths of the oceans nd the water would again cover the earth very easily.

Gen 1:10  And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

I want to point out in this verse that God declares a defintion for the Hebrew word translated as “earth”.  God very clearly says “earth” is dry land.  This is so obvious to me but many have not seen it, that God says in Genesis 1:1 that “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”.  The “earth” Hebrew word in Genesis 1:1 is the same Hebrew word that God defined here in verse 10.  Theefore, by God’ definition, God declares in Genesis 1:1 dry land existed in the beginning.  There is a major conflict that is given to us in Genesis 1:2 where the world was covered with the deepness of water.  I have concluded from this information that Genesis 1:2 is describing a time after the begininning where something catastrophic occurred to cover the earth completely in water.

Gen 1:11  And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

Then God commands the earth to produce grass, trees and living vegetation.  God also gives us the Seed law of Genesis and a key to understanding the Kingdom of Heaven.  God says the seed is always in itself.  That is a fascinating concept.  Basically it states that there was a creation event that occurred once and that this resulted in a process of self perpetuating events.  What we learn from this concept is that each part of God’s creation had within itself the ability to reproduce and produce more of their own kind.  In other words God created things ONLY once and then these tings had the ability to self sustain, propogate and continue to spread and grow indefinitely.  That is a very important conept to grasp both phsycially and spiritually.

Since God creates plants on Day 3, I believe that it would be noteworthy to analyze a plant’s growth requirements.  What are the basics that any plant needs to sustain growth and produce fruit for example?  Of course all plants require earth, fertilizer, nutrients, correct atmosphere, water, the correct climate and light.   What was the last requirement in my list necessary fundementals?  It was light.  Do you know what that means?  It means that the sun already existed as of Day 3 to help to regulate the earth’s temperature and provide the necessary light for any plants to grow.  Without the sun’s existence, the earth would have been an ice cube and vomplrryrly unable to produce any plant life.  You’ll hopefully understand why I went into this level of detail when we get to Day 4 next.

Gen 1:12  And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

Gen 1:13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.

God declares the earth’s ability to produce plants existed on Day 3.  Please keep in mind that all of the laws of agriculture that God created for the earth to be able to do this must have been in existence at this time.  Also consider the timing and the order of what is occuring.  Before the existence of any animal God first produced food.  This is the basic requirement for higher forms of life like birds or animals.  If there was no food supply nothing would have survived long.  God’s intelligent design is clearly outlined in what He has accomplished the order of mention declares the wisdom and intelligence of a creeator.

About agapegeek

Using the Bible to understand the Bible! Advanced Bible study for mature Chrisitians who want to grow.

Posted on October 17, 2009, in Bible Study, Chapter 1, Genesis and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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