1897 Claude Monet painting, appears lazy, while actually its full of life
Let’s say, one day I was walking, and came upon this view. The green hues make it a restful scene, yet breathtaking, with it’s backdrop of various types of trees, highlighting a Japanese bridge reaching over a lazy lily pond so full of lilies, and lily pads that very little water is seen. I took out my camera, but before I clicked the picture, I grazed over the landscape with my zoom lens wanting to get the best shot. Catching just a glimpse of something, I zoomed in closer, and spotted a tiny toad, in a wild pose. It was like I was right there beside the little toad in his death grip on the lily bud.
Now, if I’d taken a picture of it with my phone, no one could ever have detected what I was seeing, for the image would pixelate before it was enlarged enough to see the tiny critter. But, with the special lens in place on my camera, I was able bring in the details, that could not, otherwise, be seen.
This parallels what GOD does in Genesis one and two, as well as elsewhere in scripture, such as in Revelation.
In Genesis 1 GOD creates the heavens, the earth, and the sea, and all that is within them. It is a landscape view, but you don’t see many of the details. In fact, it only speaks of the creation of man in four verses. Then, in Genesis chapter 2, GOD devotes the entire chapter to giving details about making Adam and Eve. If you just look at the overview, seen in chapter 1, you will miss out on some exciting details shown us in Genesis chapter 2.
Keeping this in mind as you read through the whole counsel of GOD (the Bible), will keep you from needless confusion, and help you understand that GOD, sometimes, will stop in relating a sequence of events, for the intended purpose, of clarifying important details, not given in the overview.
Now, go for it! “Study to show yourself approved unto GOD, a workman that doesn’t need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth” (2 Timothy 2:15).
Looking unto JESUS, the Author and Perfecter of my faith.