Memorise Psalm 104:24-25
“So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable…”
From the heavens above, we come back down to the earth beneath, and the focus is now on the waters - seas and the oceans and all other water bodies, and also the firmament (skies) that was created on the second day. Having filled the outer space, God now sets to fill the skies and the seas with life. Thus God gave the command for the waters to “bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life”, and for “fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven” (Genesis 1:20).
And so just as God commanded it to be, it was so. From the large complex whales of the sea, to the smallest plankton and the simple single-celled organisms, the seas were filled abundantly with all manner of life. Up in the heavens, numerous species of birds, all manner of flying creatures filled the air, conquering the skies up above. Without anyone to teach them, they knew to swim and fly, to subsist and survive the environments that they were placed in. They were created with their unique adaptations, instincts and mannerisms, all perfectly suited to the ecosystem that God created them to be a part of.
Again there is a very marked difference in the theories of the evolutionary order from what we read in the Bible. Evolutionists claim that marine creatures evolved first, before coming to land as amphibious reptiles, before the reptiles then evolved to have wings to fly and became birds. But that is clearly not so, for God created fishes and birds on the same day, before the land animals were created the day after.
So it was with utmost care to meticulous detail that God made all these things, and then He promised to care for His creation, as Jesus said, in Matthew 10:29 “Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.” Also in Matthew 6:26 “Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?”
Thought: Just as God promised to care for the sparrows and the fowl of the air, He cares for me as well!
Prayer: Lord, I thank You for Your gracious provision for every area of my life. Help me to always trust in Your faithfulness and goodness.