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Was The Second Day Good

The second day of creation was unique among the days of creation. It was unique in that at the end of the day it was not deemed 'good' by God as the other days were. What are your theories as to why God did not deem this day 'good'? For the account of the second day refer to Genesis 1:6-8.

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Jan, I believe you gave a good answer to the question. That is the way I saw it also.
---Mark_V. on 7/29/13


The third day is a continuing work from the second day.

It was only when God finished that particular project that he would call it "good".

God also didn't finish the following project he began on the third day until the fourth day. And called all that he did "good".

So the second day is not so unique as you thought.
---jan4378 on 7/26/13


Just a theory but could it possibly be that on that day God separated the waters with the firmament, above and below. The waters above, He knew, would later be unleashed on the earth to destroy much of His creation, with the exception of Noah and a select few creatures. In light of this, this day was not good?
---Jon41 on 6/24/13


Waters above and waters beneath (waters representing multitudes of people and the flow of the Spirit) denotes a flow out of the earth and a flow out of the heavens...and they are divided. The only thing common to them both is this Firmament between them..and we know that all men are reconciled to God by the death of Christ. Christ and Him crucified is the "bridge" between the waters that brings all men into one again.
---Linda6563 on 11/19/07


Is it possible that the reason the second day was not called good was because there was a division between the waters above and the waters beneath? The Lord our God is One and the second day is the first mention of division. Division means there is either something not in the right place or there is one thing above another. Father's purpose is for His will in heaven to be done in earth, thereby bringing a unity between the heaven and earth.
---Linda6563 on 4/5/07




Where does scripture say that Satan was created on day 2?
---M.P. on 9/18/06


Ryan, "And God noted ALL that he had made, and note THEY WERE EXCEEDING GOOD: and so of the evening and morning was made the sixth day. Thus was heaven and earth finished with all their apparel: and in the seventh day God ended his work which he had made and rested in the seventh day from all his works which he had made." Genesis 1:31; 2:1,2.
---Eloy on 9/18/06


No, Alan, Ryan's sentence structure was fine. I was making fun of myself while enjoying a good conversation.
---AlwaysOn on 9/18/06


Jeff, I am sorry I missed your response on Paul shaving his head. Thank you for the info concerning the 2nd day, it is very useful. Although I don't know that I aree that Satan was created on the second day more than upon the creation of the second day is when Satan saw his window of opportunity for influence into God's new creation, but that is neither here nor there.
---Ryan on 9/17/06


Ryan- Just saw your response on the 2nd day being the day satan was created. Again I agree with you, that is another reason for the day not being good, Have you been reading the Zohar? LOL I didn't include that in my response due to the deep kabbalistic nature of that understanding. This is not the forum to discuss such a subject.But good job on your research Ryan, BTW did you see where I replied to your last post on the Paul shaving his head blog? just wondering.
---Jeff on 9/17/06




Always on- Ryan is correct in his investigation of the days, good job Ryan! In Judaism we are taught that the reason for the second day not being called good was because The work of the creation of the water was not completed. A thing that is incomplete is not good. Notice in day three that there is 2 announcements of good, one for the completion of the water and one for the vegetation. the 2 blessings are for the completion of the 2nd and 3rd days.
---Jeff on 9/17/06


Always On ... In other words, Ryan's sentence structure was not "very good"?
---alan8869_of_UK on 9/17/06


Ryan, that all 6 days were called Very Good means that, even the second day, was good (since it is a part of the 6 that are Very Good). It doesn't say Very Good, except for one. So, to assume that something wasn't good about the second day takes effort and the larger question would be, why? For what reason would we want to assume that it wasn't good?
LOL, your sentence structure couldn't be any worse than what I just typed. :)
---AlwaysOn on 9/17/06


#3 AlwaysOn, When five of the six days of creation are deemed 'good' it tends to show that failure to mention that the second day was not 'good' was not unintentional. (I am sorry for the atrocious sentence structure.)
---Ryan on 9/16/06


#2 AlwaysOn, Here is the account at the end of each day:
Day 1 - Gen 1:4 God saw that the light was good...
Day 2 - No mention of anything being 'Good'
Day 3 - Gen 1:12 ...and God saw that it was good.
Day 4 - Gen 1:18 ...and God saw that it was good.
Day 5 - Gen 1:21 ...and God saw that it was good.
Day 6 - En 1:31 God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. (Interesting to note that the completed work was deemed 'Very Good'.)
---Ryan on 9/16/06


#1 AlwaysOn, I would almost be willing to accept your theory but, upon close inspection of the account of creation it is too appearant that the second day not being deemed 'good' was intentional.
---Ryan on 9/16/06


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Could be that the law of first mention is in effect. His first mention of His creation being good (on the first day) is the same that dominates all subsequent creations whether noted or not.
---AlwaysOn on 9/15/06


Ryan, I see your point. I believe it is an unstable condition whether caused by Satan in the reality of his abode or typically speaking, by the struggle between flesh and Spirit, which evil forces can have a definite influence. Instability is still the reason for the lack of a "good" response from God.
---Debbie on 9/15/06


God does not say that it was 'not' good either. Nothing that He makes is anything other than good.
---f.f. on 9/15/06


Debbie, as always a thorough and eloquent response, thank you. I have another theory for you.
Is it possible that on the second day God did not deem it good, not because of what He created but what had the ability to now influence His creation. By this I mean the creation of the second day was basicaly atmosphere where the air is and we know that Satan is the prince of the air. So within the air was now the influence of Satan and this is why the second day was not deemed good?
---Ryan on 9/14/06


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Jack, I am making an observation of the uniqueness of the second day of creation in that God did not deem it good, and that is all. I would in no way imply that anything God does is not 'Up to snuff.'
---Ryan on 9/14/06


You must move upward in the dimensions of the length, depth, breadth, and height of the love of God or move carnally away from it.
---Linda6563 on 9/14/06


"Just as there was a day 3 in god's calendar of events, so there must be another day of growth for the believer because He must not stay in an unstable condition. Every stage or day of this work is produced by the Word."

I agree. I believe the writer of Hebrews bears this out when he says that we are not to draw back to perdition but to go on to the saving of the soul. In other words, you cannot remain in between drawing back and going on.
---Linda6563 on 9/14/06


#7 God spoke the Word and it was accomplished. To a believer, the Word of God is their food. It must be eaten, chewed on, and swallowed in order to grow, Isaiah 55:10,11
---Debbie on 9/14/06


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#6 Unfortunately, many of Gods children never get past this stage. They stay babies for ever and also remain unstable in their condition. god doesn't pronounce this day good because of its unstable condition. Just as there was a day 3 in god's calendar of events, so there must be another day of growth for the believer because He must not stay in an unstable condition. Every stage or day of this work is produced by the Word.
---Debbie on 9/14/06


#5 He has not learned of the great peace that God gives. He has not experienced the overcoming victory of the Lord. The way of fellowship has been established and God will pour out spiritual and natural blessings. Psalm 72:6; Deut. 11:14. This days work is necessary even though it is unfruitful. This is not the end, but only the beginning. God has much more to do concerning the earth. He also has much more planned for the babe in Christ. Phil. 1:6. The babe in Christ must allow God to do this work.
---Debbie on 9/14/06


#4 They are still void of life. No fruit is being produced. When we receive Christ as our Savior, our standing in Him is settled in Heaven. Our state changes from day to day. In the beginning, immediately after that initial separation, our state is unstable and unfruitful, just as the sea is after its separation. A new believer in this stage of the process, is saved by grace and lives by grace, but he is a babe in Christ and has not grown into the full provision God has provided him. I Cor. 3:1-3.
---Debbie on 9/14/06


#3 We begin to move away from earthly things and look toward Heaven. Our longing is upward, God has our heart and Heaven has become a place of fellowship. Matt. 6:19. This change in our inner man causes an unstable condition. This is a separation between the flesh and the Spirit. Rom. 7:14.The separation that took place on day two also produced a very unstable condition. God didnt pronounce this day good. In the literal sense of the Word, there has been no change in the waters, just a separation.
---Debbie on 9/14/06


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#2 We saw our need of a Savior. Gen. 1:3,4. God made the heavens and divided the waters below from the waters above the heavens. Gen. 1:7. When we see our need of Jesus and accept Him as Savior, He separates us from the waters beneath the heavens and the waters above the heavens. We are taken out of the sea of wickedness and placed in the heavenly ocean of Gods Kingdom. We have gone from earthly to heavenly. 1Cor. 15:48. A change has begun in the inner man, our heart has been changed. Ezek. 36:24-26.
---Debbie on 9/14/06


#1 God said, Let there be a firmament. A firmament is a visible arch of the sky, the heavens. He said, Let the heavens be in the midst of the waters. He also added, Let it (the heavens) divide the waters from the waters. Waters in scripture speak of the wicked under Satans control. Isaiah 57:20. We saw in the first day of creation that God shined His light on the darkness. Just as the ruin of the earth was seen by the Light, so was our ruined sinful condition seen when He shown His light on our heart.
---Debbie on 9/14/06


Ryan, what does God do that is NOT good? Are you saying God makes things that are not somehow up to snuff--that maybe He DOES make junk after all?
---Jack on 9/14/06


I had not noticed this before! A good question.
I suppose the answer could be that days 2 and 3 were really both dealing with the same aspect of Creation ... the creation of the geographical and geological world, and its place within the heavens (the universe)
This was not complete at the end of the 2nd day.
---alan8869_of_UK on 9/14/06


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