Spoken Into Existence

Genesis 1:24-25

24 And God said, “Let the earth bring out living things[1] according to their species[2]… animals[3], reptiles and insects[4], and the living[5] (things) of the earth.” 25 And God made the living[6] (things) of the earth according to their species[7], the animals according to their species, and all the insects and reptiles according to their species … and God saw that (they were) good.

Application

Next in the line of creation, God told the earth to bring out living things.  I find that interesting, as a whole separate subject.  The land itself obeyed God, the inanimate earth, bringing forth living things according to their kinds (literally, “for from them” or “belonging from them”).

So here on the sixth day, yep the same day that He was going to make man, God made the reptiles, insects, animals and all living things (except man, well, in the afternoon, but separately) … and God saw that they were good!

No, amoeba didn’t turn into tadpoles, which turned into frogs, which turned into crocodiles, which turned into kangaroos, with turned into monkeys, which turned into humans.  There’s less evidence today for evolution of the species than there was when Mr Darwin proposed it… most of his evidence has been disproved, and very little new evidence found.  Perhaps, it’s because the living things on earth were actually spoken into existence by the Loving God who made them, and still cares for them.

Prayer

Father, I need your help and Your presence today.  Without You, I’m nothing, and unless You bring success about, there’s no success to be enjoyed.  Please direct me in Your paths, and help me to serve You the way that You call me to.  I offer myself to You, and ask that You will take control of everything concerning my life. In Jesus’ name.  Amen


[1] 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”

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

[3] בְּהֵמָה – bahemah – Strongs 929 – (n . m)  – “beast/cattle/animal/livestock/wild beasts/animals that are not human/domestic animal/herds/wild animal”

[4] רֶמֶשׂ – remes – Strongs 7431 – “creeping things/moving things/gliding things/moving things (in the sea or on the land)/swarms”

[5] חַי ,חַיָּה  – chay/chayyah – Strongs 2416 – (adj / n . m or f) – “alive/flowing/fresh/green/life/living things/animals/beast/creature/creatures/nourishment/oath of promise/live/living/next/next year/running/vigorous/exist/raw/kinsmen/family/animal/wild beast/hunger/renewal/re-envigoration/group/band/home/dwelling place/residence”

[6] חַי ,חַיָּה  – chay/chayyah – Strongs 2416 – (adj / n . m or f) – “alive/flowing/fresh/green/life/living things/animals/beast/creature/creatures/nourishment/oath of promise/live/living/next/next year/running/vigorous/exist/raw/kinsmen/family/animal/wild beast/hunger/renewal/re-envigoration/group/band/home/dwelling place/residence”

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