1 "Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts.
2 By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done."
|God "created" and "made" the universe and its beings. All the previous days, God said it was "good". However, on the seventh day, God said it was "very good" (literally: "exceedingly good"). Very subtle words that describe harmony and perfection. These words in themselves fully describe the "directed" perfection of the universe and not the "accidental" imperfection of evolution of the universe. Keep in mind, to have evolution, there must be death. That is how evolution works. Something "evolves" and dies. Since, if we accept the Bible as God inspired, death does not come until the original sin of Adam, at this time there is perfection (i.e. no sin) (Rom. 5:12). Therefore, logically since God did not create imperfection and death, there cannot be any evolution. By this inference, we also have to infer that Satan (Lucifer the angel) was not evil at this time. He must have rebelled afterward.
Now God rested. Do we think that God is tired? Let us not think so. God completed His work and said it was "very good". He did not rest, as we are used to saying. God acts as one well-pleased with the instances of his own goodness and the examples of his own glory.
Scripture also says the "hosts" of heaven of heaven and earth were completed. Who were the hosts? Usually the hosts refers to an army. It is most commonly used in the Bible to talk about the angels and the armies of angels. (Hebrew: tsaba means armies or trained hosts or warfare). In this textual content, it is referring to the totality of the heavenly bodies, such as the stars, and the earthly living bodies. It denotes them to be numerous, but disciplined, and under command. The angels could also be included in this verse. (Deut. 4:19 Neh. 9:6)
The fact that the Bible says that God stopped creation and making. Some day-age (one day = an age of a long duration) people believe this "resting" has not stopped. We are still in the seventh day. The words say God "rested"; it did not say He is resting.
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