NO WONDER GOD NEEDED A BREAK !

Ross Thompson
3 min readJan 20, 2022

GOD RESTED ON THE SEVENTH DAY.

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My title is tongue in cheek, because the Bible says, The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary… He did rest after the creation but it was not from exhaustion. (Gen1:1,2) Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. And by the seventh day God had finished the work He had been doing; so on that day He rested from all His work.

Speaking of the creation; (Gen 2:7) Then the LORD God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed the breath of life into his nostrils, and the man became a living being. In our day we know a lot about the chemical and elemental composition of the human body, the functioning of the body, and human DNA. God formed Adam’s body from the ground and breathed into him. His body began its complicated functioning, he became a spiritually alive person, a breathing person, with a soul.

The ground from whence our bodies come consists of around ninety elements, recorded in the periodic table, each of different atomic makeup. It is interesting to note Genesis chapter 1:24 says cattle, creeping things, and every beast also came from the earth. Also, the birds 2:19.

The diversity and number of insects, birds, fish, and animals in the world reveal to us what God was doing behind the simple statements of Genesis. It is generally agreed there remain many undiscovered species of all sorts in the world. On record are 91,000 species of insect with an estimated 73,000 yet to be documented. 4675 species of lizard. 18,000 bird species and 36,700 species of fish. Four-legged animal species tallies at around 1.5 million.

The word species means groups that are similar. The numbers above do not include the multiple varieties in each species. If we factor in the manifold functioning and behaviour programmed into each single group, we begin to understand the enormity of the task. (from our point of view) God also spoke into existence the 391,000 plant species and the 60,065 tree species on the third day of creation. Perhaps that is why the first verse above mentions the creation while saying God does not get tired. It is as if God says, “look, I did all this and did not grow weary”.

The word heavens of (Gen 2:1) refers to the whole Universe in the original language. Thus the heavens and the earth and all the host of them were finished. Therefore we can factor into God’s task in the seven days, the creation of the Universe.

Something to note for us personally. My Bible says, Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it. (Gen 2:3) We can and should partake of the blessing and sanctification of the seventh day by faith. Withdrawing from our usual weekly labors to receive renewal and refreshing.

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Ross Thompson

I am a New Zealand Citizen. living in Melbourne, Australia. I am a longtime Christian. I write kid’s fiction, and have non fiction published on various topics.