The Missing Blessing

As we come now to the end of our look at this Second Day of Creation, I want to take a moment to look at where we have been and yet are in Genesis in order to make one final point:

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.”

The observant individual may notice that, though the First Day received a blessing, this day – the Second Day – did not.

In fact, looking ahead, we find that each of days during the Creation Week received a blessing from the Lord, whereby He pronounced His work good, except this one. The question is, “why?” Some commentators have joked, concluding that the Lord – like many contemporary individuals – is not a fan of Mondays. A more serious possibility is that there may be more going, some work that has yet to be completed. We will look more closely at this another time…

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