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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
1:31 We have here the approbation and conclusion of the whole work of creation. Observe, The review God took of his work, he saw every thing that he had made - So he doth still; all the works of his hands are under his eye; he that made all sees all. The complacency God took in his work. When we come to review our works we find to our shame, that much has been very bad; but when God reviewed his, all was very good. 1. It was good. Good, for it is all agreeable to the mind of the creator. Good, for it answers the end of its creation. Good, for it is serviceable to man, whom God had appointed lord of the visible creation. Good, for it is all for God's glory; there is that in the whole visible creation which is a demonstration of God's being and perfections, and which tends to beget in the soul of man a religious regard to him. 2. It was very good - Of each day's work (except the second) it was said that it was good, but now it is very good. For, 1. Now man was made, who was the chief of the ways of God, the visible image of the Creator's glory, 2. Now All was made, every part was good, but all together very good. The glory and goodness, the beauty and harmony of God's works both of providence and grace, as this of creation, will best appear when they are perfected. The time when this work was concluded. The evening and the morning were the sixth day - So that in six days God made the world. We are not to think but that God could have made the world in an instant: but he did it in six days, that he might shew himself a free agent, doing his own work, both in his own way, and in his own time; that his wisdom, power and goodness, might appear to us, and be meditated upon by us, the more distinctly; and that he might set us an example of working six days, and resting the seventh. And now as God reviewed his work, let us review our meditations upon it; let us stir up ourselves, and all that is within us, to worship him that made the, heaven, earth, and sea, and the fountains of waters. All his works in all places of his dominion bless him, and therefore bless thou the Lord, O my soul.
Mabel Stanley's comment on 2014-01-13 17:34:18:
2 Peter3:8But, 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.I beleive in HIS word. 1 day is 1000 yrs.
Toni's comment on 2014-01-13 09:27:28:
Thank you Lord for showing me that what you created is very good. That you are the one who decided to make the various shades of people - that not everyone is going to have the same shape or nose. But that everything you made is not to be questioned because you created it for your good pleasure. You took delight in what you created and when you stepped back and looked over it, it was very good. God does not make mistakes.
Samuel Rosario's comment on 2011-06-30 23:16:35:
Gen 1:31...how interesting that God after every day is only interested in the morning and the evening this is indicative of the times of his manifestation he is a God of light "look for God while he can be found,and call him while he is near us" time is running out...
Samuel Rosario's comment on 2011-06-30 22:26:41:
After the fourth day time started, 24hrs per day until today;So the six day is the culmination of the greatest demonstration of love man kind has ever seen,God is reaching down and shows his desire to have fellowship with his creation in a place he called "very good indeed".
RALPH M. WATERS's comment on 2010-12-30 10:36:14:
The 6th day - No where in the BIBILE does it mentions - a (24) hour day. - So 6th day - is somewhat misleading to those who are new in studying GOD's WORD. - Could of been a split second - or 6 billion years. - People will take it as a twenty-four hour period.
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