“IT WAS VERY GOOD”

Tuesday: 12th February, 2019

Reference text: Genesis 1:20-2:4

Genesis 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

While other words of commendation like ‘excellent job’ or ‘an amazing piece of work’ are used to praise others for the work they do, in the part of the world where I live, when one does something really commendable, the congratulatory remarks most likely to be uttered to you is ‘well done’. And those words, though simple, contain all the missing adjectives and descriptors one might expect to have seen only they are not used to garnish the simplicity of the commendation.

In following the account of creation, after each of the first five days, God saw what He had created and saw that ‘it was good’. However, after creating man, he saw everything he had created now as ‘very good’. So that causes us to wonder: what prompted that extra garnishing of the word good? Was it just for the dramatic effect or was there really more to the creation of man than we know about?

We can look through the word of God and see strong evidence of the amount of thought that went into the creation of man: the uniqueness, the endowment, the empowerment and the strong relationship that has existed and still exists between man and His creator. Beloved, when God made us, He knew we were the crowning of his creation; it is now time for us to recognise who we have been made.

#sly

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