The Fifth Day Of Creation

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The Fifth Day of Creation 1:20-23 – “And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living crea-ture that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.” On this day of creation the Lord created all the fish of the sea and water animals, and all the fowls of the air. None of the animals created on this day are earthbound. One…show more content…
1:26 – “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.” After completing His creation of the vegetable, mineral, and animal kingdoms, the Lord then created man. Man is the finest and highest of the Lord’s creations. Unlike the rest of God’s creation, man was made in the likeness and image of God. God Himself later became a man to redeem man. Christ will remain a man for all eternity. There are four aspects relative to man in this verse that we should now examine. Man - God’s Highest Creation 1. The Lord created the rest of His creation by His spoken word, but He made and formed man with His own hands. He breathed the breath of life into man. 2. “Let us make man in our image.” Man was made in the image of God in physical appearance. All those who have been privileged to see the Lord will attest to this. 3. “Let us make man after our likeness.” Man was made also in the likeness of God. (In the Hebrew text these two words are sometimes used interchangeably.) This refers to the soul and character of God. This includes the Godlike attributes of love, joy, and peace, epitomised in the fruit of the Spirit
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