Thursday, November 22, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Since long, I have been meditating on this scripture verse and have always felt that it implies more than the literal meaning of just leaving and setting a separate household. The creation account in genesis chapter one tells us that god created everything progressively. First he created the heavens and the earth, the light and the period of darkness. He divided the waters and also made land. He spoke the plant kingdom, the herbs, flowers, fruits, etc. into existence. He created two lights to guide the people and also to signal the onset of climatic changes. He created the sea animals, birds of the air and animals of the land. And when he saw his creation, the results filled him with a sense of joy and completeness.
Then the Lord God wanted a man to enjoy all that he had created.
27 So God created mankind in his image, in the image of god he created them; male and female he created them.
28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”