Bible Commentary
Friday, 28 June 2013
Genesis 1:2
Topic: Genesis

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

 

 In Genesis 1:2, we see how the earth was originated. We also see the first mention in the Bible on the Spirit of God, which it is the third Person of the Holy Trinity.

As we read the first part of this verse, the earth didn’t have any formation of creation. No tree, no noise, no building, nothing. We could call it the dark side of Hell. But this verse simply refers to the abscene of light. And the earth was filled with water. There was no dry land. 100% of H2O.

However, there was somebody that moved upon the face of the earth, the Spirit of God or Holy Spirit. The first emblem of the Holy Spirit in Scripture is that of the Spirit “moving” or literally “brooding” over the waters, much as a bird broods over her eggs to hatch them.

The word spirit means breathe or wind. We read how the Holy Spirit took over the 12 apostles at the Pentacost in Acts 2. The Spirit of God is a clear reference to the creative activity of the Holy Spirit. John 1:3 indicates that Christ actually created all things for the Father. Thus, all three persons of the Trinity are active in the Creation.

There is no doubt that there was more than one person who involved the earth creation process. This undoubtedly accounts for the plural pronouns  us and  our in verse 26 which take singular verbs in expressing the tri-unity of God--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The Scriptures tells us about the Spirit as a guidance to the absolute trutth (John 14:26). Jesus promised us that He will send another Comforter to guide us. God will not leave us orphans or leave us with Satan. But God sent His Son, Jesus, to the earth to establish relationship with us, and Jesus gave us the Comforter to guide us. The Holy Spirit’s work in Creation results in order (Is. 40:12, 14; Gen. 1:2); life (Job 33:4); beauty (Job 26:13); and renewal (Ps. 104:30).


Posted by MGJC Web Ministry at 12:01 AM EDT

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