Daily Bible Reading “Creation Day Three” (Genesis 1:9-13)

Genesis 1 9Creation Day Three

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Genesis 1:9-13. On the third day of creation, God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so.” God called the dry land “Earth,” and He called the gathering together of the waters “Seas.” God separated the water from the dry land. Do you wonder how the earth looked then compared to how it looks now? God liked what He saw and thought that it was good.

Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so.

The earth brought forth grass, herbs yielding seed after its kind, and trees that yield fruit, whose seed is in it after its kind. God saw that it was good. This is the first sign of life on earth. Notice how each plant or tree had the seed within it or its fruit in order to reproduce. Think about all the different plants, grasses, and trees there are in the world. What an incredible task! The evening and morning were the third day.

Now we have the earth, sea, and vegetation. Again notice the order in which God created these things. He had to bring forth the earth, before He created the vegetation, so the plants and trees would have a place to grow.

Psalm 95:5 says, “The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.” Personally, I love the ocean. It is one of my favorite places. I love the sound of the waves crashing to shore. I love to look at the horizon. It seems as if it goes on forever.

Job 26:7 tells us, “He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.” It is amazing how the earth hangs in space.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Genesis 1:9-13

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.

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.

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.

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.

13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.

 

Things to think about:

  • How did God create the land?
  • Once the land was separated from the water, what was His next creation?
  • What was significant about the vegetation He created?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We are in awe, as we read this passage and see how you separated the land and sea. Then, You created vegetation of all kinds. Help us to have faith in Your omnipotent power. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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