Genesis 1:1-13
February 19th, 2023 - Sunday AM

The “Days” of creation are recounted with great literary artistry…      

-  Each day begins with, “And God said…”    

-  His decree (“Let…”) heads off each day    

- Each day’s elements are “called” into being by God    

- Each day’s events are ordered by God, start to finish—He initiates, He brings to pass, He identifies, He names, He establishes, He mobilizes, He evaluates    

- Each day responds to God’s creative work (“And it was so…”)    

- God’s evaluation of each day’s creative work is “good”    

-  Each day concludes with a very specific sequential formula (“And there was evening and there was morning, the ____ day”)