All Good!

Genesis 1:20-21

20 And God said, “Let the waters swarm[1] (with) swarming things[2] (with) living souls[3], and birds flying over the land over the face of the expanse[4] of heaven[5]. 21 And God created the great[6] dinosaurs[7] and every living, moving[8] thing[9] that swarmed (in) the waters according to its species[10], and every winged bird according to its species[11] … and God saw that (they were) good.

Application

On the fifth day God started creating living souls… not just things, but things that had life and souls… not people, but swarming things, sea monsters, dinosaurs, birds and all the things that swarm in the sea… each according to its species.

God again looked at His creation, and saw that it was good.  There’s nothing bad about the creation that God made.  Yahweh is good, and He only does good.  If I don’t think what’s happening is good, either, I’m not seeing it from His perspective, or it’s not God that at work.  Even if the latter is true, God’s word still promises that He’s working everything together for good… even the very bad things.

My responsibility is to believe God, and to trust Him, despite what I might think, and despite the apparent circumstances.  Circumstances aren’t truth, they’re just circumstances, and God is above every circumstance, no matter how debilitating it may seem at the time.  I need to know that I know that I know that God is on my side, and that He is working everything out in my best interests.  I can trust God.

Prayer

Father, thank you that You can be trusted.  I put my faith in You, whether You reveal Yourself or not, although, I love to sense Your presence, and pray that You will speak to me and reveal Yourself in whatever ways You feel fitting.  Please help me to serve You well, and to only do what You’re calling me to do. In Jesus’ name.  Amen.


[1] שָׁרַץ – sharats – Strongs 8317 – (v)“swarm/swarms/swarmed to teem/multiply/breed abundantly/increased greatly/populate the abundantly/be innumerable/scurry/scamper”

[2] שֶׁרֶץ – sherets – Strongs 8318 – (n . m) – “teeming or swarming things/creepers/swarmers (i.e. insects or small animals)/teeming life/teeming things/insects/teemers/swarmers”

[3] נֶפֶשׁ – nephesh – Strongs 5315 – (n . f) – “soul/self/life/creature/person/appetite/mind/desire/emotion/passion/living being/yourselves/heart/inner self/that which breathes/the breathing substance or being a soul/human being/dead/dead person/deadly/himself/herself/myself/yourself/wishes/hunger/slaveindividual/seat of the appetites/seat of the emotions and passions/activity of the mind/activity of the will/activity of the character/will/thirst/throat”

[4] רָקִיעַ – raqiyaʿ– Strongs 7549 – (n . m) – “extended surface/expanse/firmament (N.B. the ancient Hebrews thought the sky was solid and therefor able to support the waters above), expanse of heaven/expanse of the sky”

[5] שָׁמַיִם – shamayim, shameh – Strongs 8064 – “heaven/heavens/sky/visible heavens/visible universe/atmosphere/abode of the stars/compass/earth/heaven and the highest/heaven and the highest heavens/heaven of heavens/heavenly/highest heavens/horizons”

[6] גָּבֹול, גָּדֹול, הַגְּדֹולִים – gadowl – Strongs 1419 – (adj OR n . m)  – “great/large/greater/reatest/high/highest/larger/loud/loudly/older/oldest/large number/intensity/older/important/distinguished/God/great things/exceedingly loud/loudly/severe/greater/greatest/bigger/bitterly/deep/elder/far more/great man/nobleman/major/many/marvelous/mighty/mighty and great/prominent/rich/severe/spacious/vast”

[7]  תַּנִּין – tanniyn, tanniym – Strongs 8577 – “dragon/serpent/sea monster/very large sea creature/dinosaur/sea or river monster/serpent monster/serpent/venomous snake

[8] רָמַשׂ – ramas – Strongs 7430 – (v) – “to creep/creeps/move/moves/move lightly/move about. Walk on all fours/teem/glide about/prowl about/swarm/move along”

[9] נֶפֶשׁ – nephesh – Strongs 5315 – (n . f) – “soul/self/life/creature/person/appetite/mind/desire/emotion/passion/living being/yourselves/heart/inner self/that which breathes/the breathing substance or being a soul/human being/dead/dead person/deadly/himself/herself/myself/yourself/wishes/hunger/slaveindividual/seat of the appetites/seat of the emotions and passions/activity of the mind/activity of the will/activity of the character/will/thirst/throat”

[10] מִין – miyn – Strongs 4327 – (n . m) – “kind/kinds/species/class”

[11] מִין – miyn – Strongs 4327 – (n . m) – “kind/kinds/species/class”