Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Genesis 2:4-7. This is the origin of the heavens and the earth when the LORD God created them. God also created every plant and herb before it grew on the earth. Notice how this Scripture talks about God creating the plant life before it appeared on the earth.
The LORD God hadn’t caused it to rain upon the earth yet, and there was nobody to work the soil. Then, He caused a vapor to come up from the ground, and it dampened the entire surface of the earth.
The LORD God formed man from the dust of the earth. Then, God blew the breath of life into his nostrils, and the man, which God created in His own image, became a living soul. This was the beginning of mankind as we know it.
Think about a potter who forms a piece of art from clay. It is an inanimate object. But, God took His creation, breathed life into it, and it became a living being.
In the same way that we see genealogies of people throughout the Bible, these Scriptures are a genealogy, or a recount of the history of God’s creation. In a few chapters we will begin to see the genealogies of men, beginning with Adam.
Daily Bible Reading:
4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Things to think about:
- What part of the creation amazes you most?
- What did God cause to happen before He created man? Why?
- What are some of the reasons God created man?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
As we think of the vastness of Your creation, we are amazed by Your creativity, and power. Thank You for creating this wonderful world for us to live in. Thank You for creating us and giving us a chance to have fellowship with You. Help us to never take all You do for us for granted. Help us to always be grateful for Your many blessings. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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