A Little Time With The 1689: Day 73

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Day 73

Of Creation

Chapter 4, Paragraph 1.

“… to Create or make the world, and all things therein, whether visible or invisible, in the space of six days, and all very good.

Scripture Lookup

Colossians 1:16.

Genesis 2:1,2.

Reflection

God made the world and everything in it. He did so in six days. What He made was very good.

Interestingly, it is rare that you hear anyone question the goodness of the new creation. If people accept that God made the world, they do not question that the world was very good when it was created. Perhaps this is because we can see that most things that are new in our world start off well. Babies have soft skin; seedlings are tender and shiny. It is over time that things decay and get weathered. A creation of God, unaffected by the Fall, would naturally be very good.

So we don’t see many question the goodness of God’s creation. However, in our modern times, the notion that the world was created in a literal six days is not just questioned but disdained. Everyone knows about evolution; everyone knows that the earth is millions of years old. It is taught as fact in schools and assumed by the media. Such strong reaction against the timing of God’s creation makes many pause and wonder if the Bible is true in this regard.

There is much symbolism and allegory in the Bible. Yet Genesis is not a book that is written as such. It is a book concerned with relating the history of the people of Israel. In accepting the creation account, we are allowing God’s word to reveal something of which we know nothing. We were not there; we did not see Creation form. It is best, then, to trust the account of the One who was there and who accomplished it.

Questions to Consider

  • How have you wrestled with a six-day creation versus evolution?
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