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. I also love how the grass, bushes, trees, and flowers look so green and refreshed after a good rain.

 

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.

 

Bible Verse to Journal or Memorize:

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

– Genesis 1:6

 

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Psalm 119 has already been published in a book about it called: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet. The book of Psalms is one of Deborah’s favorite books of the Bible. It is a great book to read if you’re ever feeling down or need to renew your relationship with Christ. King David went through a lot of tough times in his lifetime, but he loved God and trusted God to protect him from his enemies.

The book of Psalms was written by various people. About half of it was attributed to King David, whether they were written by David or for David is questioned by some biblical scholars. Some of the Psalms were written by Asaph and some say they were written for the sons of Korah and even Moses and Solomon were writers of the Psalms. The Psalms consists of poetry that was primarily meant to be used as songs of praise to the Lord.

This part of the book of Psalms contains fifteen of the Songs of degrees. They were the songs or chants that the people of Israel sang as they journeyed to Jerusalem. It also contains some of the Psalms of David.

The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 contains thirty-eight Daily Bible Reading Lessons. Each lesson contains a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individuals or group studies.

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Daily Bible Reading “In the Beginning” (Genesis 1:1-5)

Genesis 1 1In the Beginning

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Genesis 1:1-5. Genesis is the first book of the Bible, in the Old Testament. It is the first book of what is called the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Bible). These first five books of the Bible are also what the Jewish people call the Torah. Moses is considered to be the author of these books. The first chapter of Genesis is a six day account of the creation of the heavens, the earth, plants and trees, birds, animals, and man. As we go through this first chapter notice the order in which God created things.

Genesis chapter 1 begins by saying, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” The earth had no form. It was empty and total darkness covered the depth of the sea. The Spirit of God hovered over the face of the waters. God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. God saw the light and He thought it was good.

God then, divided the light from the darkness. He called the light “day,” and He called the darkness “night.” The evening and the morning were the first day. Notice that the Scripture puts the evening before the morning, as if to say the day started at nightfall rather than at sunrise. This is believed to be why on the Jewish calendar a day starts in the evening, rather than the morning, as is done on the Gregorian calendar.

There are those who find it hard to believe that God could do all He did in the creation of the earth in a day. They use the Scripture from 2 Peter 3:8 to say that maybe a day was a thousand years rather than a twenty-four hour period, as we know it. “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day” (2 Peter 3:8).

Personally, I believe that God is so powerful that if He wanted to speak something into existence, He could very well do so. The fact that the Scripture says, “The evening and the morning were the first day.” leads me to believe it was more like a day as we know it today.

Notice that God created the light first. In John 8:12 Jesus says, “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Genesis 1:1-5

1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

 

Things to think about:

  • What would it be like for the world to be in total darkness?
  • Why would God create light first?
  • Have you accepted Jesus as the light of your life?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank you for this Scripture in the book of Genesis which tells us about the beginning of time and how you created the world. We thank you for the light that you created. Help us not to walk in darkness, but to walk in the light of the Lord. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 by Deborah H. Bateman is 30th book in the Daily Bible Reading Series. The book of Psalms contains 150 chapters. Deborah divided The Book of Psalms into five books to make it easier to read and study. Each book contains approximately thirty chapters from the book of Psalms.

Psalm 119 has already been published in a book about it called: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet. The book of Psalms is one of Deborah’s favorite books of the Bible. It is a great book to read if you’re ever feeling down or need to renew your relationship with Christ. King David went through a lot of tough times in his lifetime, but he loved God and trusted God to protect him from his enemies.

The book of Psalms was written by various people. About half of it was attributed to King David, whether they were written by David or for David is questioned by some biblical scholars. Some of the Psalms were written by Asaph and some say they were written for the sons of Korah and even Moses and Solomon were writers of the Psalms. The Psalms consists of poetry that was primarily meant to be used as songs of praise to the Lord.

This part of the book of Psalms contains fifteen of the Songs of degrees. They were the songs or chants that the people of Israel sang as they journeyed to Jerusalem. It also contains some of the Psalms of David.

The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 contains thirty-eight Daily Bible Reading Lessons. Each lesson contains a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individuals or group studies.

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Daily Bible Reading “Creation Day Six” (Genesis 1:24-31)

Genesis 1 26Creation Day Six

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Genesis 1:24-31. On the sixth day of creation, God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.”

God made the beast of the field, cattle, and every creature that creeps on the earth according to its kind. When God looked at His creation, He saw that it was good.

Next, God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”

God created man in His own image. He created both men and women. God blessed them, and God told them to, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”

God said to them, “Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.”

God saw everything that He had made, and He thought that it was very good. The evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Notice that God created the herbs and fruit trees before He created the creatures that would need them for food. In His creation He made sure that He took care of the needs of every creature by providing them with everything they would need.

God gave man authority over all the creatures that He created. God also gave man and all the other creatures the ability to reproduce and commanded them to be fruitful and multiply.

Psalm 100:3 reminds us, “Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.”

Isaiah 64:8 compares God to a potter and mankind to the clay, “But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.”

Acts 17:28-29 calls us God’s offspring, “For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.”

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Genesis 1:24-31

24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

 

Things to think about:

  • What did God create in this Scripture?
  • What did He provide for food for the creatures that He created?
  • Who did God give authority over all His creation?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read and study this passage of Scripture we are thankful that You created us and that You created this world for us to live. You provide all of our needs. Help us not to take Your love and provision for granted. Help us to always be grateful for everything You do for us. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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The Book of Psalms: Part 4 Chapters 91-118

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Daily Bible Reading “Creation Day Five” (Genesis 1:20-23)

Genesis 1 20Creation Day Five

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Genesis 1:20-23. On the fifth day of creation, God said, “Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.”

God created all the fish of the sea and every living thing that moves, with which the waters swarmed, according to their kind. He also created every flying bird according to its kind. God beheld at His creation and saw that it was good.

God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.”

The evening and morning were the fifth day.

Think about all the different kinds of fish and sea creatures that exist. They all are different sizes and shapes.There is nothing more majestic than watching a dolphin spring up out of the ocean.

Then, consider all the different kinds of birds that fly all around the earth. I love to sit outside and listen to sweet music of the birds as they sing. God created them all!

Psalm 104:24-25 says, “O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches. So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.”

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Genesis 1:20-23

20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.

23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

 

Things to think about:

  • What is your favorite sea creature?
  • What is your favorite bird?
  • Can you imagine God speaking all these things into existence?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this passage and consider the awesome creations that You made. When we consider all the fish and birds that You created we are overwhelmed with Your creativity. Help us to be grateful for all your creatures. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 by Deborah H. Bateman is 30th book in the Daily Bible Reading Series. The book of Psalms contains 150 chapters. Deborah divided The Book of Psalms into five books to make it easier to read and study. Each book contains approximately thirty chapters from the book of Psalms.

Psalm 119 will not be included in The Book of Psalms since Deborah has already published a book about it called: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet. The book of Psalms is one of Deborah’s favorite books of the Bible. It is a great book to read if you’re ever feeling down or need to renew your relationship with Christ. King David went through a lot of tough times in his lifetime, but he loved God and trusted God to protect him from his enemies.

The book of Psalms was written by various people. About half of it was attributed to King David, whether they were written by David or for David is questioned by some biblical scholars. Some of the Psalms were written by Asaph and some say they were written for the sons of Korah and even Moses and Solomon were writers of the Psalms. The Psalms consists of poetry that was primarily meant to be used as songs of praise to the Lord.

This part of the book of Psalms contains fifteen of the Songs of degrees. They were the songs or chants that the people of Israel sang as they journeyed to Jerusalem. It also contains some of the Psalms of David.

The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 contains thirty-eight Daily Bible Reading Lessons. Each lesson contains a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individuals or group studies.

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Daily Bible Reading “Creation Day Four” (Genesis 1:14-19)

Genesis 1 16Creation Day Four

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Genesis 1:14-19. On the fourth day of creation, God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so.

God created two great lights: the bigger light to rule the day, and the smaller light to rule the night. He created the stars as well. God fixed these lights in the heavens to provide light to the earth. He created the sun to rule over the day and the moon to rule over the night. Their purpose was to divide the light from the darkness. God looked at His creation and saw that it was good. The evening and morning were the fourth day.

There is nothing more beautiful than a sun-shiny day, or a moon lit night with all the stars shining in the sky.

Psalm 19:6 speaks of the sun, “Its rising is from one end of heaven, And its circuit to the other end; And there is nothing hidden from its heat.”

Psalm 104:19 speaks of both the moon and the sun, “He appointed the moon for seasons; The sun knows its going down.”

Psalm 147:4 tells us that God knows all the stars by name, “He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name.” Can you imagine? I sometimes have trouble remembering the names of people that I know, much less all the stars. If He knows the stars by name, what does He know about us?

We find this promise in Genesis 8:22, “While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter, and summer, And day and night Shall not cease.”

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Genesis 1:14-19

14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

 

Things to think about:

  • What did God create on the fourth day?
  • What was the purpose of His creation?
  • Can you imagine God knowing the name of all the stars?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this passage of Scripture we are in awe at Your creation. We are reminded of all the beauty You created when creating the world and everything in it. We are also reminded that You are all-knowing. Help us to look around and be thankful for for everything You created. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 by Deborah H. Bateman is 30th book in the Daily Bible Reading Series. The book of Psalms contains 150 chapters. Deborah divided The Book of Psalms into five books to make it easier to read and study. Each book contains approximately thirty chapters from the book of Psalms.

Psalm 119 will not be included in The Book of Psalms since Deborah has already published a book about it called: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet. The book of Psalms is one of Deborah’s favorite books of the Bible. It is a great book to read if you’re ever feeling down or need to renew your relationship with Christ. King David went through a lot of tough times in his lifetime, but he loved God and trusted God to protect him from his enemies.

The book of Psalms was written by various people. About half of it was attributed to King David, whether they were written by David or for David is questioned by some biblical scholars. Some of the Psalms were written by Asaph and some say they were written for the sons of Korah and even Moses and Solomon were writers of the Psalms. The Psalms consists of poetry that was primarily meant to be used as songs of praise to the Lord.

This part of the book of Psalms contains fifteen of the Songs of degrees. They were the songs or chants that the people of Israel sang as they journeyed to Jerusalem. It also contains some of the Psalms of David.

The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 contains thirty-eight Daily Bible Reading Lessons. Each lesson contains a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individuals or group studies.

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