How Did God Create the World in 6 Days?


Genesis 1 records how God created the earth in 6 days. On the first day, God created day and night. On the second day, God created the sky. God also gathered the water to one place so that there are seas and dry ground. On the third day, God created all kinds of seed bearing plants and trees and vegetations. On the fourth day, God created the sun, moon, and seasons.On the sixth day, God created all kinds of birds and sea creatures. On the sixth day, God created all kinds of animals including wild animals, livestock, and creatures that move on the ground.

Then, God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” (Genesis 1:26 KJV) God created a male and female. God blessed them and the animals he had made, that they will be fruitful and fill the earth. God let the man ule over the fish, birds and wild animals. God gave every green plants as food for the men and animals.

God is the author of creation. He stopped 6 times to observe his works and saw that everything was very good. We are God’s creations. God created us while we are in our mothers’wombs. God created each of us unique according to his purpose. You may not be pleased with yourself but God made you and he is pleased with you. God says let us make man in our image and likeness in Genesis 1:26. This shows that God is in the form of trinity which consists of the Father God, Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit.

God rested on the 7th day so God wants us to rest from our work on this day as well. The 7th day is the Sabbath. The Sabbath is usually Saturday or Sunday, depending on which day you go to church service. On the Sabbath, Christians should not work and make money. You should not hire someone to oversee your business on the Sabbath as this is considered as making money. If you run a business, you should close it on the weekends. It is also wrong to sell your products at the church during Sunday service, even if you are giving a percentage of your sale to the church.

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.(Exodus 20:8-11 KJV)

Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God. (John 5:18 KJV)

And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue: And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him. And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days. Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other. Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him. (Matthew 12:9-14 KJV)

But if ye will not hearken unto me to hallow the sabbath day, and not to bear a burden, even entering in at the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day; then will I kindle a fire in the gates thereof, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched. (Jeremiah 17:27 KJV)

And Moses gathered all the congregation of the children of Israel together, and said unto them, These are the words which the LORD hath commanded, that ye should do them. Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death. Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the sabbath day. (Exodus 35:1-3 KJV)

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. (Genesis 1:26-31 KJV)