Is anyone wiser than Solomon? Even from a secular perspective, his reign was beyond compare. What did he believe about Creation?
19 By wisdom the LORD laid the earth’s foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place; 20 by his knowledge the watery depths were divided, and the clouds let drop the dew.
Yesterday, we looked at Jesus’ claims of Deity in the Gospels, which I wholeheartedly believe (anyone who claims to be able to rise from the dead–and pulls it off–is worth listening to!). Today, we look at what Jesus said about Creation.
4 “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ 5 and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? 6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” Matthew 19:4-6
Jesus was quoting Genesis 1:27 and 2:24. He believed in the writings of Moses. We take them on faith whereas Jesus was the Prompter of those writings. WHAT?! Let’s look:
In the beginning was the Word…the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. John 1:1, 14
“You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, 40 yet you refuse to come to me to have life.” John 5:39-40
Here is a case-in-point: Moses was instructed to strike the rock at Horeb once and water would gush forth (Ex. 17:6. Note that the pre-incarnate Jesus stood before him there at the rock). Later, when the Israelites came back to this place, the water had dried up, so Moses was instructed to SPEAK to the rock for water to gush forth again. But, he struck it–twice. The first event was to act as an illustration of Jesus being living water and was to die for us (see 1 Cor. 10:1-4). The second event was to be an illustration that Jesus had to die only once; He did NOT need to be struck (die) again. Moses ruined the illustration, but we get the picture. The point is that it was all about Jesus.
Back to Creation. Note in Matthew 19 that Jesus says, “at the beginning.” He also calls God, “the Creator.” It doesn’t get any plainer than that.
But, a person may say, “That doesn’t explain the 6 days = millions of years” theory. Consider this: The same Person (Jesus) who said that there was a beginning and that God is the Creator also said that He is Lord of the Sabbath (Mark 2:27-28). The Sabbath is taken from creation where God rested on the seventh day and made it holy (Gen. 2:2-3, Ex. 31:17 “It will be a sign between me and the Israelites forever, for in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed.” Note that in the next verse, we find that this command was inscribed into the two tablets written by the finger of God!). So, six days are six days. Add the Sabbath, and we have one week. It’s pretty simple, really. Sometimes we are too “smart” for our own good.
I have never understood how people can believe God for salvation through Jesus, yet disregard the REST of His Word. Their logic is unsound. I pray that you will find comfort and courage in the Word of TRUTH today.