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What Did God Do on Each of the Seven Days?

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According to the Bible, God created night and day, sky and sea, land and vegetation, sun and moon, sea creatures, animals and humankind on the first six days respectively. On the seventh day, God rested.

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In the Bible, Genesis' chapter one describes the creation story. It states that in the beginning, when God created the universe, the Earth was formless and desolate. The raging waters covered everything and the world was engulfed in total darkness

First Day
On the first day, as GodÌ¢‰â‰ã¢s spirit was moving over the water, God commanded light to appear. God was pleased with the light and so He separated the light from darkness. He named the light Ì¢‰âÒdayÌ¢‰âÂå and the darkness Ì¢‰âÒnight.Ì¢‰âÂå This was done and God was pleased.

Second Day
On the second day, God instructed the formation of a dome to separate bodies of water from water. This was done and He named the dome Ì¢‰âÒsky.Ì¢‰âÂå

Third Day
On the third day, God commanded all the water to come in one place so land could appear. God named the land Ì¢‰âÂèÏÌ¢‰â‰ã¢EarthÌ¢‰â‰ã¢Ì¢‰â‰㢠and the water that had come together Ì¢‰âÒsea.Ì¢‰âÂå On this same day, God commanded the ground to produce all kinds of plants such as those that bear seeds and those that bear grain. This was done and God was pleased.

Fourth Day
On the fourth day, God created the lights in the sky to separate day from night. The lights were not only to shine but were also to show the onset of days, years and religious festivals. He placed the sun and the moon in the sky to rule over the day and night. respectively. He created the stars and placed them in the sky.

Fifth Day
On the fifth day, God commanded the seas to be filled with sea creatures and the sky be filled with birds. He blessed all the creatures and instructed those that live in the sea to reproduce and fill the sea, and the birds of the sky to increase in number. This was done and, again, He was pleased.

Sixth Day
On the sixth day, God commanded Earth to produce domestic and wild animals, both large and small. This was done according to GodÌ¢‰â‰ã¢s will and He was pleased.

On the same day, God created human kind according to His own image and likeness. He blessed them and put them in charge of all fish, birds and wild animals. He instructed human beings to have many descendants so that they can have dominion over GodÌ¢‰â‰ã¢s creation. In addition, God gave human beings all the seed-bearing plants and every fruit for food while all the animals and birds were given grass and leafy plants for food. God looked at everything He had made and was pleased. On the other hand, Genesis Chapter Two explains in detail how man was made from dust and woman from manÌ¢‰â‰ã¢s rib.

Seventh Day
By the seventh day, God had completed all work that He had been doing. He stopped working and rested, hence blessing the seventh day and making it holy.

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