The account of creation is recorded in the first book of the Bible, Genesis chapters 1 and 2, which gives a clear picture of what god made on each day of the creation. The Bible tells us that God created the world in 6 literal days (24 hours). Here is what took place each day:
Day 1 (Genesis 1:1-5)
God created the heavens and the earth. “The heavens” is outer space. The earth was already made but not formed. God created light. And He divided the light from the darkness calling the light Day and the darkness Night.
Day 2 (Genesis 1:6-8)
God created the sky or atmosphere that lays between water upon the surface and the vapor in the air. And God called the sky Heaven.
Day 3 (Genesis 1:9-13)
God created the dry land and called it Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. Then God created all plants, each according to its kind.
Day 4 (Genesis 1:14-19)
God created all the stars and heavenly bodies. Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night.
Day 5 (Genesis 1:20-23)
God creates all life that lives in the water and all the birds. God created these species to perpetuate by reproduction.
Day 6 (Genesis 1:24-31)
God creates all the creatures that live on dry land. Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness” and God gave man dominion over all of His creation. Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it” (Genesis 1:26-28). At the end of the sixth day, God’s creative work is complete and God announces that all is very good.
Day 7 (Genesis 2:1-3)
God rests which means His work is now complete. “Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made” (Genesis 2:2,3). Here God instituted the sacredness of the seventh day, a day for humanity. And the keeping of this day will eventually be a distinguishing trait of God’s people (Exodus 20:8-11; Ezekiel 20:20).
In His service,