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Creation

The formation of things which had no previous existence — Ro 4:17; Heb 11:3.

Effected

By God. — Ge 1:1; 2:4,5; Pr 26:10.

By Christ. — Joh 1:3,10; Col 1:16.

By the Holy Spirit. — Job 26:13; Ps 104:30.

By the command of God. — Ps 33:9; Heb 11:3.

In the beginning. — Ge 1:1; Mt 24:21.

In six normal days. — Ex 20:11; 31:17.

According to God’s purpose. — Ps 135:6.

For God’s pleasure. — Pr 16:4; Re 4:11.

For Christ. — Col 1:16.

By faith we believe, to be God’s work — Heb 11:3.

Order of

First day, making light and dividing it from darkness. — Ge 1:3-5; 2Co 4:6.

Second day, making the firmament or atmosphere, and separating the waters. — Ge 1:6-8.

Third day, separating the land from the water, and making it fruitful. — Ge 1:9-13.

Fourth day, placing the sun, moon, and stars to give light, &c. — Ge 1:14-19.

Fifth day, making birds, insects, and fishes. — Ge 1:20-23.

Sixth day, making beasts of the earth, and man. — Ge 1:24,28.

God rested from, on the seventh day — Ge 2:2,3.

Approved of by God — Ge 1:31.

A subject of joy to angels — Job 38:7.

Exhibits

The deity of God. — Ro 1:20.

The power of God. — Isa 40:26,28; Ro 1:20.

The glory and handiwork of God. — Ps 19:1.

The wisdom of God. — Ps 104:24; 136:5.

The goodness of God. — Ps 33:5.

God as the sole object of worship. — Isa 45:16,18; Ac 17:24,27.

Glorifies God — Ps 145:10; 148:5.

God to be praised for — Ne 9:6; Ps 146:5,6.

Leads to confidence — Ps 124:8; 146:5,6.

Insignificance of man seen from — Ps 8:3,4; Isa 40:12,17.

Groans because of sin — Ro 8:22.

Illustrative of

The new birth. — 2Co 5:17; Eph 2:10.

Daily renewal of saints. — Ps 51:10; Eph 4:24.

Renewal of the earth. — Isa 65:17; 2Pe 3:11,13.

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