Insight to the Word

Genesis 1:1–19 tells us that in the first four days, God created the physical infrastructures of His creation—the galaxies and the earth with its sky, land, and seas. On days five and six, He created the living creatures—birds, fish, land animals, and humankind (vv. 20–31) to inhabit the three realms on the earth. Scientists have estimated that our natural world contains some 8.7 million species, out of which only 1.6 million (20 percent) have been officially identified. The phrase “and God said” dominates the creation account, pointing to our creative and powerful God, who literally spoke these mind-boggling natural diversities into existence. The psalmist celebrates God saying, “By the word of the Lord the heavens were made. . . . Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the people of the world revere him. For he spoke, and it came to be” (Psalm 33:6, 8–9).

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