Genesis 2

Monday, August 27, 2012

I spy… 1) A math equation, sort of; 2) An incredible gift to make your life easier; and 3) A natural sprinkler system. See if you can find them, and then comment below!

So the creation of the heavens and the earth and everything in them was completed. 2 On the seventh day God had finished his work of creation, so he rested from all his work. 3 And God blessed the
seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when he rested from all his work of creation.

4 This is the account of the creation of the heavens and the earth.

When the Lord
God made the earth and the heavens, 5 neither wild plants nor grains were growing on the earth. For the Lord God had not yet sent rain to water the earth, and there were no people to cultivate the soil. 6 Instead, springs came up from the ground and watered all the land. 7 Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person.

8 Then the Lord God planted a garden in Eden in the east, and there he placed the man he had made. 9 The Lord God made all sorts of trees grow up from the ground—trees that were beautiful and that produced delicious fruit. In the middle of the garden he placed the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

10 A river flowed from the land of Eden, watering the garden and then dividing into four branches. 11 The first branch, called the Pishon, flowed around the entire land of Havilah, where gold is found. 12 The gold of that land is exceptionally pure; aromatic resin and onyx stone are also found there. 13 The second branch, called the Gihon, flowed around the entire land of Cush. 14 The third branch, called the Tigris, flowed east of the land of Asshur. The fourth branch is called the Euphrates.

15 The Lord God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and watch over it. 16 But the Lord God warned him, “You may freely eat the fruit of every tree in the garden— 17 except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat its fruit, you are sure to die.”

18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.” 19 So the Lord God formed from the ground all the wild animals and all the birds of the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would call them, and the man chose a name for each one. 20 He gave names to all the livestock, all the birds of the sky, and all the wild animals. But still there was no helper just right for him.

21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep. While the man slept, the Lord God took out one of the man’s ribs and closed up the opening. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib, and he brought her to the man.

23 “At last!” the man exclaimed.

“This one is bone from my bone,
and flesh from my flesh!
She will be called ‘woman,’
because she was taken from ‘man.’”

24 This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.

25 Now the man and his wife were both naked, but they felt no shame.

This chapter covers a lot of material. From the origin of the Sabbath to the equation for life, (did you find it?). A portion of God’s character is also revealed in this chapter. God created us in His image, and with the same qualities that He possessed, free will being key to the creation of man and woman. Just like God gave Adam and Eve the choice to obey, He gives us the choice today to obey what He has asked us to do. What will your decision be?

Be sure to comment below and let us know what stands out to you as you read this chapter! Also, if you have any questions about the chapter, ask them!

–Josue Hernandez and Timmy Baze

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.


3 thoughts on “Genesis 2

  1. I have found that when i am able to trace where my motor oil goes i know where to put some in my engine when the sensor in my car tells me too. Its important to note that when we are able to trace the beginging of something from its ending or endings we can get a better understanding of where it comes from or why it is there. Take for example a person who you randomly meet. You dont know them perse but you know there alive. We dont know their life or where they are going and why they are going in that direction; untill we begin to know them. In other words utill we get to know their beginings can we better know their endings.
    Follow me for a second to the begining of the chapter. We see that the earth was watered by springs and that there was a river flowing from the garden that divided into four parts as it extended from the garden. The reason those branches of the river existed was for the same purpouse the river in the garden did. They were made to water. One divided four times for the purpouse of watering the entire world. How cool is that.
    Have you ever wondered were you are going and who you are? I have seen that everything that i am in many ways i owe to my parents; they are my begining. I have inherited many of their tendencies and traits but thats not discouraging. One plus one equals one in this equation for the purpouse of continuing to expand and grow our family.
    When Adam was created he was one.By breath and dirt to become one flesh. Again one plus one is one. But at the end of chapter one their were two yet one.How is that? Well adam was put into a deep sleep and the Lord took one of his ribs to make a WO Man or a being taken of man for him. they were two at that point but the word of God says they were to become one. One in purpose. Just like a team plays as one to win they were to work as one to strengthen their bond. It does not seem so far fettched to think that God makes individual things so in the end they work together to maintain a stable system. God has made us all indivituals but not to serve and exist alone but to stregthen one another and to serve one purpose in the scope of things but we will never know what are purpouse is if we do not return to the begining of all things. And God finished all HIs work and rested on the seventh day. As we return back to the begining and rest on the seventh day we can see that all things were individually made to serve one design or should i say one designer. Here is the end of all matters the only way to know the ending of our lives is to know HIm whom began our life.

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