Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A Day That Began At Sunset

Grace Gifts
Evenings And Mornings
Light After Darkness

Genesis 1:3-5  “God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.”
 The beginning of time was marked by darkness. Genesis 1:2 , “The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep.”
 Light came after darkness, indicating the markers of a full day. In the Jewish tradition, days follow this pattern of night first, then day. Still today, practicing Jews observe the Sabbath beginning on sunset of Friday until sunset on Saturday.
Genesis 1 reveals that the days of the week were originally measured “evening” then “morning.” Each description of the seven days of creation uses this format, clearly indicating a day that began at sunset.
 Genesis 1 marks days from evening to morning as a natural extension of God turning darkness into light.

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