heavens to give light on theearth”; and it was so.
Then Godmade two great lights: the greaterlight to rule the day, and the less-erlight to rule the night. He madethe stars also.
God set them inthe firmament of the heavens togive light on the earth,
and torule overthe day and overthenight, and to divide the light fromthe darkness. And God saw that itwas good.
So the evening andthe morning were the fourth day.
Then God said, “Let thewaters abound with an abun-dance of living creatures, and letbirds fly above the earth acrossthe face of the firmament of theheavens.”
So God created greatsea creatures and every livingthing that moves, with which thewaters abounded, according totheirkind, and every winged birdaccording to its kind. And Godsaw that it was good.
And Godblessed them, saying, “Be fruitfuland multiply, and fill the watersin the seas, and let birds multiplyon the earth.”
So the eveningand the morning were the fifthday.
Then God said, “Let the earthbring forth the living creatureaccording to its kind: cattle andcreeping thing and beast of theearth, each according to itskind”; and it was so.
And Godmade the beast of the earthaccording to its kind, cattleaccording to its kind, and every-thing that creeps on the earthaccording to its kind. And Godsaw that it was good.
Then Godsaid, “Let Us make man in Ourimage, according to Ourlikeness;let them have dominion overthefish of the sea, overthe birds of the air, and overthe cattle, overall the earth and overeverycreeping thing that creeps on theearth.”
So God created man inHis own image; in the image of God He created him; male andfemale He created them.
ThenGod blessed them, and God saidto them, “Be fruitful and multi-ply; fill the earth and subdue it;have dominion overthe fish of the sea, overthe birds of the air,and overevery living thing thatmoves on the earth.”
Then Godsaw everything that He hadmade, and indeed it was verygood. So the evening and themorning were the sixth day.Genesis 2:1-3
Thus the heavens and theearth, and all the host of them,were finished.
And on the seventh day Godended His work which He had
done, and He rested on the sev-enth day from all His work whichHe had done.
Then God blessed the seventhday and sanctified it, because init He rested from all His workwhich God had created andmade.
Something to Do
A. Write or print your answer to each question. If you can-not answer the question, read the Bible story again. Thenumber after each question refers to the verse number inthe Bible story where the answer is found. Check your answers by referring to the list of answers inside the backcover.1. On the
first day of creation
the Spirit of God was _____________ over the face of the waters (chapter 1,verse 2). God said, “Let there be __________” (3). He alsodivided the _____________ from the _____________. (4).2. On the
second day of creation
God made the _____________ and divided the __________ which wereunder it from the __________ which were above it (7).
[The firmament is the “expanse”—the arch of the sky.]
3. On the
third day of creation
God gathered the watersunder the heavens and let the _____________ appear (9).He also said, “Let the earth bring forth _____________, the __________ that yields seed, and the __________ _________ that yields fruit” with seed in it (11).4. On the
fourth day of creation
God made the two great __________: the greater light to rule the ________, andthe lesser light to rule the __________. He made the ________ also (16). The lights would be for __________ and ______________, and for _____________ and ___________.(14).
Jesus Was Present at Creation
“The LORD our God, the LORD is one!”
(Deuteronomy6:4b). Yet in that one Godhead, we see a mystery.
“ThenGod said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image’”
(Genesis1:26a). The one God speaks of Himself as plural. That isbecause our heavenly Father, the Holy Spirit, and Jesus areOne.
“For in Him
dwells all the fullness of theGodhead bodily”
(Colossians 2:9).One name for Jesus is “the Word.”
“In the beginning wasthe Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word wasGod. All things were made through Him, and without Himnothing was made that was made. And the Word becameflesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, theglory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace andtruth”
(John 1:1, 3, 14). How wonderful it is that Godbecame man in the person of Jesus so that He might bringus back to Himself and give us eternal life!
God Does What He Says
Did you notice that when God said,
“Let there be light,”
light? When He said,
“Let there be a firmament,”
a firmament. Everything that God says He will do,He does. When that great warrior, Joshua, was about to die,he told the people,
“You know in all your hearts and in allyour souls that not one thing has failed of all the goodthings which the LORD your God spoke concerning you. Allhave come to pass for you, and not one word of them hasfailed”
“The LORD of hosts has sworn,saying, ‘Surely, as I have thought, so it shall come to pass,and as I have purposed, so it shall stand’”
(Isaiah 14:24).How wonderful that we can depend on the promises of God!How seriously, also, we should take His warnings!
He will dowhat He says.
Are there some promises of God that
need to trust
5. On the
fifth day of creation
God created great ______ _____________ and every __________ __________ thatmoves in water (21). He also made __________ to flyabove the earth in the open sky (20).6. On the
sixth day of creation
God made the __________ of the earth according to its kind, ____________ accordingto its kind, and everything that ___________ on the earthaccording to its kind (25). God also created ______ in theimage of ______ (27). When God saw everything that Hehad made, He thought it was very ___________ (31).7. On the
God _____________ His work and _____________ from all His work (2:2).B. Write out
and memorize it. Also memorizewhat God did on each day of creation.
Something to Think About
The Bible clearly teaches that there is a God who is vital-ly involved in the affairs of this world. The miracles of naturearound us, seen every day, prove it.
“The heavens declarethe glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork”
(Psalm 19:1). God’s power and being are clearly seenthrough creation. It is only when people do not glorify Himas God, when they are not thankful to Him, when they donot worship Him, but want to continue in their wickedness,that their hearts are darkened and they become foolish(Romans 1:19-25).
“The fool has said in his heart, ‘There isno God’”
(Psalm 14:1a).The Bible does not conflict with any true, proven factsabout science. Some “scientific”
such as evolution,conflict with the Bible. God’s Word is truth, and all truth willagree with His Word.