Bible Study Moment – Genesis 1

I’m going to offer a couple of personal observations about the creation story in Genesis 1:1-2:4.

First, the repeating phrase of “There was evening and there was morning, the first (or whichever) day” sounds like a refrain separating the verses of a song.

The other one is that for many years my understanding of the repeating phrase, “God saw that it was good” is that each part of creation works like God intended. It wasn’t until sometime around 25 years ago, which at my age doesn’t seem that long ago, that I started to understand God seeing that creation is good can easily mean that God likes it.

Mark Phillips