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When God Rested

By the end of the sixth day of Creation, the first man and woman had been not only given each other, but had been blessed by God to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth — the earth that they were given the responsibility and authority to rule over. On the seventh day, the Rest of God began. Let us look at that Rest and what it meant for God and for humankind.  As you look at the full text of Genesis 1-2, you will see something very interesting. At the end of the first day of creation, we are told “God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.” (Genesis 1:5 NASB) This is repeated for each of the six days. The word for “day” in Hebrew is “yowm”, which can be translated as a 24 hour day, daytime, or a period…

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