Annotated Genesis:1:3

“And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. (Ge.1:3)”


In the previous post we had considered the Word as settled forever in the heavens. What is the Word but glory of God given a personality? The Psalmist also refers to it in terms of His creative acts. “The glory of the Lord shall endure forever: the Lord shall rejoice in his works (Ps.104:31)”

The Word revealed makes the heaven and earth as one. In the Genesis account the Spirit narrates under the heading of each day,- encrypted as it were to borrow from computer jargon, what Power and Wisdom of God entail. Each day is like the light in darkness laying out a certain space from surrounding darkness and expanding. Thus as the Spirit puts it, God finished His work in six days (Ge.2:1).

How does Power and Wisdom of God work their way through? It is the light of knowledge radiating from the eternal Word. Consider the verse, ‘the lame takes the prey.’ Power by itself is not everything. Wisdom must temper it equally. An animal handicapped in matter of power shall employ wisdom for survival. From whence, say a hyena with their weak legs can survive in a lion country? Consider this verse, “The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God (Ps.104:21).” Similarly God shall provide for hyenas though not as strong as lions. Glory of the Lord on the earth is demonstrated by the riches freely distributed to all. Power and Wisdom add to man so knowledge of the word of God allows him to avail both in correct measure. “In wisdom hast thou made them all. The earth is full of thy riches (104: 24).”

It takes eight minutes for the sun rays to reach the earth. So time is relative and God’s Time and earth time hold different significance: in terms of creatures and from Godhead in the throne his Power and Wisdom operate differently. Our one day is like thousand years so when we murmur at the way the wicked on the earth prosper and the good are at disadvantage we miss the key. His works are perfect. He allows the wicked a chance to repent and His judgment when is passed it is true so they shall have no excuse. His wisdom makes His Power always redound to his glory.

It also explains the Spirit while setting down the Scripture has reconciled time scale accordingly. So we may exercise gifts of God so our wisdom has power to create conditions of peace as well as make our stewardship as giving glory to God.




About bennythomas

I am a Dutch citizen. An architect by profession I am married and have six grandchildren. I am still keen on expressing myself and each day is new and an occasion where I might bring out from within something worthwhile.
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