Daily Bible Reading “God Created Heaven” (Genesis 1:6-8)

Genesis 1 6God Created Heaven

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Genesis 1:6-8. On the second day God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.”

Then, God made the sky, which separated the waters that were under the sky from the waters that were above the sky, and it was as He said. God called the firmament Heaven. Notice that each of God’s creations has a purpose. The evening and the morning were the second day.

Psalm 19:1 tells us, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.”

Job 37:18 describes the sky as a molten looking glass, “Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?”

I love looking at the sky, with its variety of colors, and the textures of the clouds. Every day it is like God painted a new piece of artwork for our enjoyment.

The clouds of the sky also serve a purpose as they gather moisture and pour rain down to water the earth. I don’t really like being out in the rain like some people do, but I love to sit and watch it rain through the window.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Genesis 1:6-8

6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

 

Things to think about:

  • For what purpose did God create Heaven?
  • What are some other words for sky used in this Scripture?
  • Do you enjoy gazing at the sky?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for this Scripture in Genesis where we learn that you created Heaven. We notice that each of your creations has a purpose. Thank you for the beauty that you share with us daily. Help us to appreciate your creation. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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