A Perfect Design

Genesis 1:10-13

10 And God called the dry (land)[1], “land[2],” and the collected mass[3] of water, He called “seas.”  … and God saw that (it was) good. 11 And God said, “Let the land sprout[4] grass[5], green plants[6] producing[7] seed[8] (and) the fruit trees producing fruit for (similar trees to come) from them[9], and it was so. 12 And the land brought out grass, green plants[10] producing[11] seed[12] (and) the trees producing fruit that were producing[13] seed[14] for (similar trees to come) from them[15] … and God saw that (they were) good. 13 And (there) was evening and (there) was morning… the third day.

Application

Next in the creation line up came grass, green plants and fruit trees, all producing seeds which would grow more of the same.  God spoke, and, again, it was so.

When God’s word goes out, it never returns to Him empty.  In other words, God’s word always accomplishes what He says.  In this case, that meant the existence of grass, green plants and fruit trees, which would reproduce more of the same.

One more time, God also looked, and saw that they were good… Not only does God produce what he speaks, but he doesn’t produce anything bad.

I might have been born with a sinful nature, and, therefore, I’m restricted by the consequences of sin.  However, God still made me, and He has spoken over my life.  I’m still God’s creation, and I’m perfectly designed to fulfil his intentions for my life … and particularly as I submit to Him and hand everything over to Him.

Prayer

Thank you, Father, that You love me, and that You created me to do good works, which You planned in advance for me to do.  Thank you that You still speak things into existence, and that You look and that it’s good.  Help me to remember that You’re always working everything together for good for me, because I love You, and because I’m called according to Your purposes.

In Jesus’ name.  Amen.


[1] יַבָּשָׁה – yabbashah – Strongs 3004 – (n . f) – “dry land/dry ground/land”

[2] אֶרֶץ –ʾerets – Strongs 776 – (n . f)  – “land/earth/level or plan country/space or distance of country/land of the living/lands/country/territory/land of Canaan/Israel/inhabitants of the land/space”

[3] מִקְוֶה, מִקְוֵה – miqveh, miqveh, miqveʾ  – Strongs 4723 – (n . m) –  “hope/ground of hope/things hoped for/looking forward to/outcome/collection/mass/accumulation/pile”

[4] דָשָׁא – dasha’ – Strongs 1876 – (v) “to sprout/shoot/grow green/to cause to sprout/cause to shoot forth/grow green/become verdant/send up green shoots”

[5] דֶּשֶׁא – desheʾ – “green growth/new verdant vegetation/grass/new grass/vegetation/young/fresh grass/herbs/new growth”

[6] עֵשֶׂב – ʿeseb – Strongs 6212 – (n . m) – “herb/herbage/grass/green plants/vegetations”

[7] זָרַע – zaraʿ – Strongs 2232 – (v) – “to sow/sow seed/plant seed/scatter/spread out/producing, yielding seed/to be sown/to become pregnant/be made pregnant/to be sown/have children/sowing time”

[8] זֶרַע – zeraʿ – Strongs 2233 – (n . m) – “seed/sowing/offspring/semen/descendants/family/race/posterity/a practitioner of righteousness/sowing time”

[9] מִן, מִנִּי, מֵעַל – min, minniy – Strongs 4480 – (prep) – “from/than/away from/some/from out of/among/too/after/besides/because/toward/above/against/on the side of/so that not/from/since/after/made of/made from/on account of/above/either… or/some of/more than/too much for/part of/because of/than/by means/since/more than/no more/rather than”

[10] עֵשֶׂב – ʿeseb – Strongs 6212 – (n . m) – “herb/herbage/grass/green plants/vegetations”

[11] זָרַע – zaraʿ – Strongs 2232 – (v) – “to sow/sow seed/plant seed/scatter/spread out/producing, yielding seed/to be sown/to become pregnant/be made pregnant/to be sown/have children/sowing time”

[12] זֶרַע – zeraʿ – Strongs 2233 – (n . m) – “seed/sowing/offspring/semen/descendants/family/race/posterity/a practitioner of righteousness/sowing time”

[13] זָרַע – zaraʿ – Strongs 2232 – (v) – “to sow/sow seed/plant seed/scatter/spread out/producing, yielding seed/to be sown/to become pregnant/be made pregnant/to be sown/have children/sowing time”

[14] זֶרַע – zeraʿ – Strongs 2233 – (n . m) – “seed/sowing/offspring/semen/descendants/family/race/posterity/a practitioner of righteousness/sowing time”

[15] מִן, מִנִּי, מֵעַל – min, minniy – Strongs 4480 – (prep) – “from/than/away from/some/from out of/among/too/after/besides/because/toward/above/agaisnt/on the side of/so that not/from/since/after/made of/made from/on account of/above/either… or/some of/more than/too much for/part of/because of/than/by means/since/more than/no more/rather than”