ASV notes on Genesis 2:1-3 and questions

God rested

Empty

God completed The heavens and the earth with everything in them, but there were no trees, no plants, no man or woman, no fish, no birds, no animals. Even though the earth and heavens were empty, God rested in the assurance that all the creation was perfect and worked according to His intention. Moses wrote that God rested, God was not tired, He didn’t need to recover from hard work, God doesn’t get tired.

Seventh-day

After completing it all, He was so content that He made the seventh day for His creation to rest in; it was a kind of celebration for the “man” to be grateful to God for what He had done for them. Before the sin man didn’t get tired either, they could stroll around in the garden, look after the animals, birds and all other life on earth, eat from the trees, and drink from the brooks. The rest day was of vital importance for “man” not to forget God and His holiness.

Jesus

Today we need to consider the importance of God, without Him everything is darkness, to respect God for what He has done, we need His own words, not just to read it, but we need the spirit in the words to be able to fight our own nature, our greed, selfishness, anger, to stop feeling sorry for yourself. It is a daily fight, and to win it, you need the strength and love of God. In plain spiritual language, “you need Jesus” see John 6:63

Questions

  1. Why did God rest on the seventh day?
  2. Why do we need to rest one day of the week?
  3. What do we actually need?
  4. Who or what is our enemy?

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