Genesis 2:5-6

Verse

[These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,]

Genesis 2:5 – And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.

Genesis 2:6 – But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

Commentary

This verse conveys a profound and important piece of information. It may appear that God had already created the plants, animals, and man upon the earth during the prior creative days. However, that is not correct. It must be noted that the creative actions are happening in the spiritual realm. In Gen 1:26-27 he created Man, male and female. Where did this happen? Not upon this earth. This is the creation of the spirit of man, before his body was ever formed on earth which will occur in the next chapter of Genesis.  This is the generation (or history) of the heavens and the earth when they were created in the day that the Lord God made the heavens and the earth. And every plant of the field before it was in the earth and every herb of the field before it grew and the Lord God had not (yet) caused it to rain upon the earth and there was no man to till the ground. Therefore we must note Genesis Chapter 1 has been explaining to us God’s thoughts and plans which were being spoken in the heavenly realm as God counseled with himself. (Eph 1:11) No new life was actually placed on earth until the seventh day had ended.

We see in these verses that the conditions on the earth never lead to rain, but rather God caused the surface to be water by a dew-like mist. There would be no rain upon the earth until the flood of Noah’s time.

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Cross Reference

  • Genesis 1:26-27
  • Ephesians 1:11

 

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