The Problem and Its Solution

The Spirit of God was hovering over the waters

Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

Gesesis 1:2 (NIV)

The second verse of Genesis identifies 3 problems with “the deep”:

  • Formlessness
  • Emptiness
  • Darkness

After brooding over these for an unknown amount of time, God spends 6 days, God creates a valuable (good) universe. Throughout this process, God deals with these 3 issues:

  • Darkness β‡’ Illumination
    • Days 1 = light
    • Day 4 = sun, moon and stars
  • Formlessness β‡’ Forming
    • Day 2 = sky
    • Day 3a = land and sea
  • Emptiness β‡’ Filling
    • Day 3b = plants and trees
    • Day 5 = sea and sky creatures
    • Day 6 = Land creatures and people