Posted by: wwyeshua | October 29, 2013

A DAY OF REST – Day 7

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The Book of Genesis – It all began with God

So far we have learned in Chapter 1 that:

All 7 daysOn the first day, God created the heavens and the earth.

On the second day, God separated the water on the earth from the clouds in the sky.

On the third day, God created all the plants and trees and

On the fourth day, God created the sun, the moon and all the stars.

On the fifth day, God created the all the fish and the living creatures in the ocean. He also created birds to fill the sky with life.

On the sixth day, God created all the animals to live on the dry land. And He formed men from the dust of the earth.

We have to remember that God spoke everything into existence but God made man to be different from all the other living things. God made us different from the animals and plants that He created.

Animals and plants can’t solve hard problems. They can’t read or write. They can’t draw pictures, or sing songs like we do with words. So as we can see, God gave man special abilities because He created man in His own image.

Now before we go to the seventh day, let’s see what else God created. 

Adam and animals

Remember when God created the animals, He made sure to create more than one of each kind. It was part of His perfect plan.

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And when He created man, He also created another human being which was a woman. He did that so that the man would not be alone and so they could be father and mother to many kids.  

Let’s take a look at what the Bible tells us how God did that in Genesis 2:21-22. 

vs 21 and 22 God took one of the rib from the man’s body. Then God closed the man’s skin at the place where He took the rib. Then God used the rib from the man to make a woman. Then the Lord brought the woman to the man. 

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God created woman to be the man’s wife, so He caused the man to fall asleep, and He removed a bone from the man’s side. From that bone, God made the first woman because He wanted her to be a special part of Adam.

Eve and Adam

And we see that the Bible tells us in Genesis 3:20 that Adam named his wife Eve because her name means mother of everyone who ever lived.

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Did you know that every person who has ever lived came from that first family? Yes we all did and it does not matter what country we are from. 

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Chapter 2

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 v1 So God had created the skies and the earth, and everything there is.

 After six days of speaking things into existence and creating man from the dust of the earth, God finished His creation.

v2 By the seventh day, God had finished his creation. He had finished that work that He had done. He rested on the seventh day. He rested from all the work that he had done.

God rested

v3 So God blessed the seventh day. He considered it different from the other days. He rested then from His work that He had done. He rested from His creation. That was why He considered this day different.

 God made the seventh (7th) day special. God made us like Himself. After we work for six (6) days, we need one day that is different, a day of rest.

We need to remember that God rested from doing work and looked at all the beautiful things He had created. He did not sleep, He enjoyed His day off. Just like God, on our day off we do not work, we enjoy going to the see the pretty flowers God has made and play with our family and friends. 

kids on sunday

The Jewish people keep Saturday (the seventh day in the week) special, because of this verse. And it is also because of God’s command in Exodus 20:10.  

Christians keep Sunday (the first day in the week) special, because Jesus rose from death on the first day. It does not matter whether our special day is the first or seventh day in our week. It is important that we keep one day in a week different and that we make it special for God. We need to worship God together on that day by going to church and meeting with other people that believe in God like we do.  

church children

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Goodbye, until next time; when we will learn about the beautiful place God created for Adam and Eve to live. 

Until then, remember to say your prayers obey your mom and dad and do not forget to go to church and Sunday school next week. 

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