Summary: Part 3 of 5. The beginnings of the heavens & the earth were handed down in God’s word. Man must be aware the scenario that surrounds the founding of his world. How can we find our place in the world? The place for us is found in the...
THE PLACE for US-III—Genesis 1:1-10
Mankind without God, is plagued by...
Hopelessness(Purpose; Direction; Meaning; Joy; etc.
Insecurities-Losses(Job; Financial; Health—threat of cancer, disease, catastrophic illness; Weather; Stability; Family—relationships, abuse—physical, mental, substance; Marriage etc.)
Fears(Brought on by the above, OCD-Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Paranoias- ‘out to get me;’ Trepidations-fear of ‘what might happen’)
We desperately need 1)A place of belonging, 2)Relationships of various types—Marriage to work, Friends to befriend & be befriended, Fellowship to encourage & to receive encouragement, Boss to appreciate & work done well, Neighbors to neighborly & vice versa....
The beginnings of the heavens & the earth were handed down in God’s word.
Man must be aware the scenario that surrounds the founding of his world.
How can we find our place in the world??
The foundational means of finding our place in the world.
(“world”—used in the most inclusive sense)
Previously weeks uncovered that The place for us is found in the...
1—INTENTION of God(:1)
2—CARE of God(:2)
3—LIGHT of God(:3)
4—TIME of God(:4-5)
5—SPACIAL LIMITS of God(:6-10)
A. HEIGHT(:6-8)—FIRMAMENT / EXPANSE
B. WIDTH(:9-10)—WATERS & EARTH
Today, we will discover that...
6—The place for us is found in the...
FLORA / Plants of God(:11-13)
Explanation:(:11-13)Herbs & Trees
:11—“Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, & the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; & it was so.”
God caused the dry earth to sprout vegetation consisting of grasses, seed bearing plants & “fruit” trees. He created them by “kind” & created those “kinds” to remain those same “kinds.” Thus each ‘kind’ has a particular fruit that remains true to its “kind.” Thus though new species can arise, they will always arise within the limits of their own “kind.” The earth brought forth these plants at God’s express command.
“Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass,”
The earth is empowered with the ability to “bring forth” plants.
“Bring forth/Sprout/Produce”—avd daw-shaw’—Verb Hifil imperfect third feminine singular jussive—To sprout, shoot, grow green—1b) (Hiphil) To cause to sprout, cause to shoot forth. Strong—To sprout:-- Bring forth, spring.
“Grass/Vegetation”—avd deh’-sheh—Grass, new grass, green herb, vegetation, young. Strong—A sprout; by analogy, Grass:-- (tender) Grass, green, (tender)herb.
“The herb that yields seed,”
“Herb/Plants”—bse ` eh’seb—Herb, herbage, grass, green plants. Strong—from an unused root meaning to glisten (or be green); Grass (or any tender shoot):-- Grass, herb.
“Yields”—erz zaw-rah’—To sow, scatter seed. Strong—a primitive root; to sow; figuratively, To disseminate, plant, fructify:-- Bear, conceive seed, set with sow(-er), yield.
“Seed”—erz zeh’-rah—Seed, sowing, offspring. Strong—Seed; figuratively, Fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity:-- X carnally, Child, fruitful, seed(-time), sowing-time.