Genesis Creation Day Four

Creation Day Four


Genesis 1:14
14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament (expanse) of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

15 And let them be for lights in the firmament (expanse) of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

16 And God made (caused to appear) two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: [he made (caused to appear)] the stars also.

17 And God set them in the firmament (expanse) of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that [it was] good.

19 And (there was) the evening (darkness) and (there was) the morning (dawning light) were the fourth day (time, phase).

Our Galaxy

Our Galaxy


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The sun shines across the earth. space

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Eclipsed moon rising.

Verses 14 and 15 tell us the purpose of the lights. In addition to lights for day and night, they were created to help us follow time periods and directions. By using the stars we can know when to plant crops and navigate ships. The location of our planet in the galaxy gives us a view of the universe that is unobstructed by the debris and gases found in the spiral arms. Also, being outside the spiral arms puts us in a location that is safer than anywhere else in the universe as we are removed from the more densely occupied areas, where stellar interactions can lead to disruption of planetary orbits. In addition, we are farther from the deadly affects of supernovae explosions.

Verses 16, 17 and 18 refer to the sun ( the greater light to rule the day), and the moon (the lesser light to rule the night along with the stars). They were created on day one when the total heavens were created and then the atmosphere was transformed from translucent to occasionally transparent as it is today so that they can often brightly shine upon the surface of the earth.

Most every where in our solar system the sun rules, but from the surface of the earth one experiences day and night and during the night the moon rules as it goes through its phases. At times the moon is visible during the day but at those times it is less apparent and does not rule over the brightness of the sun.

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