F260 Plan- Day 1- “He Made the Stars Also…”

Reading:
Genesis 1, 2, 1:27, Hebrews 11:7

Genesis 1:16
(16) And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

Genesis 1:26-27
(26) And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
(27) So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Explanation:
1:16
“God made two great lights” obviously is written from the perspective of those who are living on earth. It speaks to the sun and moon. This does not mean that God did not write this passage by Divine Inspiriation. Moses is still the author, while the Holy Spirit is the ultimate author. The point of scripture as God’s revelation to us is in view here.

“He made the stars also”- It floors me that this is written as an aside, yet the vastness and expanse of the universe boggles the mind. Trillions of stars and He calls them by name. He breathed them out. Incredible.

1:26-27
Three Words/Phrases are Critical Here:

  1. Dominion.
    God made it that man has a stewardship of the planet and the benefit of its resources. This is a balance that we must keep.
    We use the resources of the earth for our benefit, but we must not blatantly destroy what God has given to us.
  2. Image.
    God does not have a body. He is Spirit.
    Image does not mean we have a body like Gods.
    It does mean we have personhood, autonomy, personality, the ability to reason, intellect, and morality.
  3. Male and Female.
    Both man and woman were made to complement each other.
    Both are equally made in the image of God.
    There is a binary in the humanity that God created.
    They are both equal in value and diverse in make up.

Application:
God is infinite and worthy of my awe and worship.
God has given to me a stewardship of the things I possess. I will be held accountable for that.
Ever human life is of equal value as made in the image of God.
Gender is part of being a human being and is a gift of God.

Response:
Today I will spend some time in awe of God and who He is.

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