Lesson 13 第十三课

Gen 1:30-2:1

Lesson #13

And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning-- the sixth day.

… Part 1 à Gad made the land animals

… Part 2 à God made mankind in his image & likeness, they were given a form

… Part 3 à God blessed mankind with function and food source

… Part 4 à God gave food source for the animals and the birds as well

… His creation that was formless, empty and dark was now

… with form, in light and was inhabited by sea, air and land creatures

… it was very good according to God

We Praise God

… for you are our creator who is worthy of all worship

… you are worthy of all worship when we look at all the magnificent creation

… for you created all the birds of the air and the beast of the ground and

… you provided all that is needed to care for them

… for you provided land, water air, food and also mankind as their caretakers

… for your creation is self-sustaining till date, while we are still discovering

… for what you have created in six days is truly very good and praise worthy

… for what is visible calls us worship you

… for the faith of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego who refused to bow down to the very good golden image of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon

If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty's hand. But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up." (Daniel 3:15-18)

We are desperate without God

By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were

taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return." (Genesis 3:19)

The fear and dread of you will fall on all the beasts of the earth, and on all the birds in the sky, on every creature that moves along the ground, and on all the fish in the sea; they are given into your hands. Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything. "But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it. (Genesis 9:2-4)

… by worshipping, bowing down to man made images and powers

… by not worshipping you are our creator to who everything belongs

… our diet has changed from veg. to non-veg diet (Gen. 3:18; Lev. 7:26)

… our loving rule over creation became fear and dread driven (Gen. 9:2-4)

… our tending and caring of the land has become burdensome (Gen. 9:2-4)

… the diet of birds and animal’s also changed from veg. to non-veg (Ps. 79:2)

... We are sorry for our known and unknown disobedience.

… Please forgive us.

Help us of God to return to you:

… us to worship you and you alone

… us to believe that you are our creator

… for those of us who doubt, help us to believe as we look at your creation

… us to come back to trust in you through your Son, Jesus Christ

Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Phil. 1:6)

… us to move away from worshipping sun, moon and stars (Acts 7:42)

But God turned away from them and gave them over to the worship of the sun, moon and stars

… us to worship you for you are holy and great thing you are yet to do (Rev. 15:4)

Who will not fear you, Lord, and bring glory to your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed." (Rev. 15:4)

… have mercy on us so that we would turn back to worshiping

… we give you all the glory, honor and praise as our Lord and Creator

In Jesus name, Amen.