Lesson 09 第八课

And God said, "Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.“ So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them and said, "Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth."  And there was evening, and there was morning-- the fifth day. (Gen. 1:20-23 )


We Praise God

… for creating water creatures to fill the waters… with life

… for creating water creatures that swim in the freedom of the waters

… for creating great water creatures that swim (great in size)

… for creating every living thing that swim (small in size)

… for creating even the minute creatures that move in the waters (walk/crawl)

… for creating winged birds to fly in the sky (the air did not produce)

… for created winged birds that fly in the freedom of the sky…with life

… for blessing both the creatures or the waters and the birds of the air

… for blessing them with a three fold blessing

… for blessing them to be fruitful, to have a capacity to reproduce its own kind

… for blessing them to multiply or reproduce to increase in number

… for blessing them to fill the waters and the earth, as extent of multiplication

… for you bless with specificity and purpose to bring you glory to your self

… for blessing the man’s hand to rule over the creatures & that they respond with reverence in fear and dread (Gen.9:2)


Remind us O God of our desperate situation without you

… by worshiping created objects that look like fish/birds. (Deut. 4:18)

… by worshiping fish or fishing industry, etc as the works of our hands,

… the food and livelihood (Jn. 21:11-13, Matt. 14:19) that you made good for man

… We are worshiping them and rejecting you as our giver of all good things

… our streams are with dead fish and poisoned drinking water (Exod. 7:18)

..  our speech has become salty and the work of our hands are fruitless

… we have committed the sin of rejecting you, the spring of living water

… we have dug our own pits to store resources that cannot hold (Jer. 2:13)

... We are sorry for our known and unknown disobedience.

 

However, Father God we acknowledge that we have sinned:

… us to worship you alone as our creator

.. worship you as, The spring of living water (Jer. 2:13)

… us to believe in Jesus Christ, so that Rivers of living water will flow from within us, i.e. your Holy Spirit

.. Us to not doubt but to believe in name of our Lord Jesus Christ , who died for all our sins, whom you raised from the dead and now he is glorified and seated at your right hand. (Jn. 7:38-40).

… By believing in Jesus Christ, we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, who both starts a good work and takes it to completion in us (Eph. 1:14. 2 Tim. 1:14)

... Holy Spirit, flow in us to turn all our dead actions to life giving

… Holy Spirit, flow in us to turn all our salty speech to freshness (Ezek. 47:9)

… our mouth to produce  fresh speech and praise to you alone (Jam. 3:11)

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