Genesis 1 – Poetry

Wow, that took longer than i anticipated.  I had figured on average 1 hour for each chapter, with the first chapter of Genesis being a shorter one, partially due to my knowing it so well.  That was not really the case.  80-90 minutes later, and i am short on time.

Overall that was a good experience and a good start.  I had some fun with this chapter.  It is one of my favorite chapters in the Bible, along with chapters like Psalm 23 & 119, John 1 & 3, I Corinthians 13-14, Ephesians 6, etc.  I love the way that Genesis 1 is setup.  It is very poetic and structured.  You have an introduction and 6 days represented, but the first three days parallel the second three.  So you end up with a structure that looks like this

Day 1  –>  Day 4
Day 2  –> Day 5
Day 3  –> Day 6

So that is how i set it up in my personal copy.  After the introduction i divided the page and put the sections parallel, so they matched up.

I love this structure too because it seems as though every new day relies on what was created the days before.  Without light and heat, the water is nothing but cold and ice.  Without the light, heat, and water, the land is a dry desolate wasteland.  Without the land and plants, the light has no purpose and no direction.  So on, and so forth.

There is so much more i want to add, but i’m out of time for now.  See you all tomorrow, and blessings in the new year!

Rev. John


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