1 Genesis 1D (2011) Gen. 1:26 Then Gd said, Let Us make man in Our image, accrding t Our likeness; and let them rule ver the fish f the sea and ver the birds f the sky and ver the cattle and ver all the earth, and ver every creeping thing that creeps n the earth. Gen. 1:27 Gd created man in His wn image, in the image f Gd He created him; male and female He created them. Gen. 1:28 Gd blessed them; and Gd said t them, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule ver the fish f the sea and ver the birds f the sky and ver every living thing that mves n the earth. Gen. 1:29 Then Gd said, Behld, I have given yu every plant yielding seed that is n the surface f all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be fd fr yu; Gen. 1:30 and t every beast f the earth and t every bird f the sky and t every thing that mves n the earth which has life, I have given every green plant fr fd ; and it was s. Gen. 1:31 Gd saw all that He had made, and behld, it was very gd. And there was evening and there was mrning, the sixth day. The sixth day began with animals and ended with man Ntice a difference in hw man is created? 2011 Verse By Verse Ministry f San Antni ( May be cpied and distributed prvided the dcument is reprduced in its entirety, including this cpyright statement, and n fee is cllected fr its distributin.
2 Genesis 1D! 2 By Gd s hands, nt by His vice Culd He have spken men int existence? Yes The use f His hands suggest much greater cncern and persnal invlvement and even lve And what f the materials Gd used? In all ther cases, the things being made are frmed frm nthing r ut f the mass described in verse 2 In this case, man is made ut f an existing material: the earth itself This difference is critically, supremely imprtant In fact, this is s imprtant, it determines the curse f human histry until the Kingdm arrives We will see why in Chapter 3 When Gd begins t make man, He begins with a new statement Gd says let us create The wrd fr Gd in Hebrew is Elhim, which is a plural wrd The verb fr create is als plural Gd is shwn as mre than ne Persn even in the first chapter f Genesis Gd then creates Man The wrd fr man is adam, which literally means earth r dirt in Hebrew In chapter 1, the stry is telling us that Gd created mankind n Day 6 male and female We see this cnfirmed in chapter 2 Fr nw, the authr is cntent t simply men man in the general sense s that mankind is accunted fr in the stry He gives mre detail n this event in Chapter Verse By Verse Ministry f San Antni ( May be cpied and distributed prvided the dcument is reprduced in its entirety, including this cpyright statement, and n fee is cllected fr its distributin.
3 Genesis 1D! 3 The text says Man is created in Gd s image (r likeness), r accrding t His likeness (r His pattern) This detail alne cnfirms that Gd intends t set man apart frm the rest f creatin Gd is chse t express His nature and character int a creature that has the capacity t appreciate it and wrship it Such a gal requires a creature with the capacity t knw Gd in a manner similar t the way Gd knws Himself This is what in His image ultimately means S in what ways are we in Gd s image r like Gd? FIrst, in ur ability t exist as Gd exists We have the capacity t share in many f the character attributes that Gd Himself embdies Gd is the authr f lve, grace, mercy, charity In a very real sense, Gd establishes these cncepts by His very existence Gd IS lve, grace, etc. Furthermre, we can exhibit them t ne anther as Gd demnstrates them t us S we share in an existence that mirrrs Gd s wn nature and character Unlike the rest f Creatin Secndly, ur ability t make mral chices r decisins T bey r disbey authrity Finally, ur capacity t knw and relate t Gd Our intellect, reasning and ur capacity t wrship and glrify Gd The rest f creatin gives Gd glry by its mere existence We can g beynd that and glrify Gd by ur will 2011 Verse By Verse Ministry f San Antni ( May be cpied and distributed prvided the dcument is reprduced in its entirety, including this cpyright statement, and n fee is cllected fr its distributin.
4 Genesis 1D! 4 All f this adds up t a simple statement Gd created us in His image s that we culd have a meaningful relatinship with Him All these attributes result the capacity fr true relatinship A greater degree f relatinship than even the angels enjy Christ was the perfect example f what a man, created in Gd s image, culd achieve in terms f relatinship Perfectly bedience, perfectly pleasing t the Father, perfectly giving Him glry, One with Him in relatinship By faith in Christ, when we becme brn again int the family f Gd, we are called Gd s sns And we cme t share an even greater prtin f His nature We share in Christ s perfect nature t the degree we set aside ur ld self and pursue the knwledge f Christ in His wrd Cl. 3:9 D nt lie t ne anther, since yu laid aside the ld self with its evil practices, Cl. 3:10 and have put n the new self wh is being renewed t a true knwledge accrding t the image f the One wh created him Eph. 4:20 But yu did nt learn Christ in this way, Eph. 4:21 if indeed yu have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, Eph. 4:22 that, in reference t yur frmer manner f life, yu lay aside the ld self, which is being crrupted in accrdance with the lusts f deceit, Eph. 4:23 and that yu be renewed in the spirit f yur mind, Eph. 4:24 and put n the new self, which in the likeness f Gd has been created in righteusness and hliness f the truth. As we cme t faith and walk in that faith thrugh a grwing knwledge f Gd in His wrd, we actually mve clser t the state Gd intended when we were created We becme mre like the image f Gd and less like ur sinful selves Gd tells men t fill earth, subdue it and rule ver animals Rule = nadah = dminin 2011 Verse By Verse Ministry f San Antni ( May be cpied and distributed prvided the dcument is reprduced in its entirety, including this cpyright statement, and n fee is cllected fr its distributin.
5 Genesis 1D! 5 Man initially had dminin ver the earth unearned The wrld was created fr men a dminin prepared fr man Gd gives men plants t eat N meat why nt? Meat wuld require death n death With the intrductin f chay nephesh, we have anther huge prblem with the Day Age thery and evlutin Day Age (evlutin) requires death t advance creatin Bible says death came nly after man sinned (Chap 3) N death until then Rm. 5:12 Therefre, just as thrugh ne man sin entered int the wrld, and death thrugh sin, and s death spread t all men, because all sinned Rm. 5:13 fr until the Law sin was in the wrld, but sin is nt imputed when there is n law. Rm. 5:14 Nevertheless death reigned frm Adam until Mses, even ver thse wh had nt sinned in the likeness f the ffense f Adam, wh is a type f Him wh was t cme. S absent sin, and death, there can be n pprtunity t eat anything except plants Sixth day chart cmpletin (create vs. fill) Man is apart f Day six because we share much in cmmn with the animal kingdm in a physical sense But the text makes clear that we have an entirely different kind f spirit And the wrld and everything in it was given t man as ur dminin Gen. 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were cmpleted, and all their hsts. Gen. 2:2 By the seventh day Gd cmpleted His wrk which He had dne, and He rested n the seventh day frm all His wrk which He had dne. The heavens and earth cmplete (and everything in them) Transitin statement linking chapter 1 with Verse By Verse Ministry f San Antni ( May be cpied and distributed prvided the dcument is reprduced in its entirety, including this cpyright statement, and n fee is cllected fr its distributin.
6 Genesis 1D! 6 Why d we have Chapter 2? It cmpares & cntrasts the events f Day 6 Sme say Chapter 2 is a secnd stry f Genesis They see chapter 2 as starting the stry ver This is ill-infrmed view Chapter is Day 6 expanded Genesis is knwn fr its zm in and zm ut pattern Chapters mve frm lking at shrt perids if time in detail t lking at lng perids f time at a glance Chapter 1 is a lnger perid f time than chapter 2 Chapter 2 is Day 6 in detail Befre we start the zm in fr Chapter 2, cnsider the interesting statement in verse 2 Gd rested Was He tired? The wrd fr rest is shabath brught t an end, ceased Gd didn t rest frm tiredness...he ceased Why? We knw He desn t need rest We als knw He desn t need 24 hurs t cease It seems a peculiar and pinted effrt by Gd t make a statement He is setting an example He will use later Cnsider hw Gd explains the Sabbath later in Scripture 2011 Verse By Verse Ministry f San Antni ( May be cpied and distributed prvided the dcument is reprduced in its entirety, including this cpyright statement, and n fee is cllected fr its distributin.
7 Genesis 1D! 7 Ex. 20:8 Remember the sabbath day, t keep it hly. Ex. 20:9 Six days yu shall labr and d all yur wrk, Ex. 20:10 but the seventh day is a sabbath f the LORD yur Gd; in it yu shall nt d any wrk, yu r yur sn r yur daughter, yur male r yur female servant r yur cattle r yur sjurner wh stays with yu. Ex. 20:11 Fr in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested n the seventh day; therefre the LORD blessed the sabbath day and made it hly. Deut. 5:15 Yu shall remember that yu were a slave in the land f Egypt, and the LORD yur Gd brught yu ut f there by a mighty hand and by an utstretched arm; therefre the LORD yur Gd cmmanded yu t bserve the sabbath day. Accrding t Scripture, Gd s rest was intended t set an example fr the Jewish natin under the Law We knw that Gd desn t tell Adam t bserve a rest Adam des wrk, but he desn t get a cmmand t rest Als, Gd s rest was NOT a physical rest Gd is Spirit nly and therefre He didn t need physical rejuvenatin His rest was nt physical in nature By ceasing frm His wrk, Gd was setting an example Therefre, the Sabbath s ultimate purpse was nt t prvide us with physical rest In the same way that water baptism was nt cmmanded t ensure we clean ur bdies f sin Just as water baptism was a picture f a mre imprtant spiritual event Similarly, physical rest n the Sabbath was always intended t be a picture f a greater spiritual rest The weekly physical rest Gd cmmanded fr the Jews was a picture f smething even greater What spiritual truth des the Sabbath picture then? 2011 Verse By Verse Ministry f San Antni ( May be cpied and distributed prvided the dcument is reprduced in its entirety, including this cpyright statement, and n fee is cllected fr its distributin.
8 Genesis 1D! 8 First, cnsider we have been saved and transfrmed by Christ 2Cr. 5:17 Therefre if anyne is in Christ, he is a new creature; the ld things passed away; behld, new things have cme. 2Cr. 5:18 Nw all these things are frm Gd, wh recnciled us t Himself thrugh Christ and gave us the ministry f recnciliatin, Secnd, Scripture says that ur recnciliatin with Gd is the result f a wrk that Gd Himself did n ur behalf Heb. 10:11 Every priest stands daily ministering and ffering time after time the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins; Heb. 10:12 but He, having ffered ne sacrifice fr sins fr all time, SAT DOWN AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD, Heb. 10:13 waiting frm that time nward UNTIL HIS ENEMIES BE MADE A FOOTSTOOL FOR HIS FEET. Heb. 10:14 Fr by ne ffering He has perfected fr all time thse wh are sanctified. Gd did the wrk f ur salvatin We did nthing t accmplish ur salvatin We were simply the beneficial After the wrk f redemptin was cmplete, Christ sat dwn He rested r ceased frm His wrk nce redemptin was cmpleted Likewise, Gd did the same in the time f His creatin Gd did all the wrk f creatin We did nthing t assist in the creatin f the wrld Man was simply the beneficiary Once Gd was dne creating, He ceased and rested S did the wrk n the crss and we were the beneficiary (withut ding any wrk f ur wn) And if we have trusted in Gd s wrk fr ur salvatin, then we knw that ur wn wrk cntributes nthing t that salvatin 2011 Verse By Verse Ministry f San Antni ( May be cpied and distributed prvided the dcument is reprduced in its entirety, including this cpyright statement, and n fee is cllected fr its distributin.
9 Genesis 1D! 9 Any effrt t bey and please Gd is a respnse t ur salvatin, nt the accmplishing f it Paul tells us in Gal 3:24 that the Law was a tutr Gal. 3:24 Therefre the Law has becme ur tutr t lead us t Christ, s that we may be justified by faith. The Sabbath is a perfect picture f hw the Law is a tutr t lead us t Christ In keeping the law, a man s rest n the Sabbath is nly temprary After the Saturday Sabbath, each man s wrk resumes n Sunday The rest was nt lasting N man culd rest securely and perpetually n the Sabbath He always knew wrk wuld begin again the next day This pattern was als reflected in the sacrifices required under the Law The animals were sacrificed cntinually t atne fr sin Prving that the Law itself wasn t a remedy fr sin Whatever rest was made available by the Law was temprary, just as atnement was temprary Trying t remain righteus by keeping the law r any ther system f wrks will ultimately frustrate us because ut effrts are never-ending There can never be any assurance f salvatin, n rest frm the wrks There is never an indicatin that enugh has been dne Each day brings the need t d mre Any rest ne might achieve is temprary at best In the end, any man wh relies n his wn wrks t please Gd will die with his wrk incmplete 2011 Verse By Verse Ministry f San Antni ( May be cpied and distributed prvided the dcument is reprduced in its entirety, including this cpyright statement, and n fee is cllected fr its distributin.
10 Genesis 1D! 10 Heb. 4:1 Therefre, let us fear if, while a prmise remains f entering His rest, any ne f yu may seem t have cme shrt f it. Heb. 4:2 Fr indeed we have had gd news preached t us, just as they als; but the wrd they heard did nt prfit them, because it was nt united by faith in thse wh heard. Heb. 4:3 Fr we wh have believed enter that rest, just as He has said, AS I SWORE IN MY WRATH, THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST, althugh His wrks were finished frm the fundatin f the wrld. Heb. 4:9 S there remains a Sabbath rest fr the peple f Gd. Heb. 4:10 Fr the ne wh has entered His rest has himself als rested frm his wrks, as Gd did frm His. Entering Gd s rest = entering int salvatin Gd did the wrk f creatin fr six days and then ceased frm that wrk Then man enjyed the wrk f Gd and shared in Gd s rest Similarly, Gd des all the wrk f ur salvatin in the sinless life f Christ And by faith we can jin in that rest by resting frm ur wn attempts as righteusness And we participate in the rest f Christ 2011 Verse By Verse Ministry f San Antni ( May be cpied and distributed prvided the dcument is reprduced in its entirety, including this cpyright statement, and n fee is cllected fr its distributin.