Introduction to the Fifth Day of Creation
Gen 1:20-23 states: “And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day” In this post, I will discuss this Fifth day of Creation.
First Animal Life
Here, we have life created by God from the waters. For the first time, we have animals with a heartbeat. Interestingly, the life here is birds which can fly above the waters, and the first fish, which are in (under the surface of) the waters. God gave them gills so they can survive by taking in oxygen through their gills. Obviously these first animals needed some form of life to already exist for their food. We learned that on the third day, God created the plants. They plants could get their energy by photosynthesis and other means. Today, the plants can provide energy for the birds and fish to live.
These are also the first animals that were mobile. They could move by swimming or flying. The birds are very important to the plants by carrying plant seeds to help the plants to flourish on the earth. The fish provide fertilizer for the plants in the sea to grow. Their mobility also allows them to seek out food on their own.
God saw that this was good. These were the first creatures that God blessed. God blessed these animals by enabling them to reproduce, and commanded them to do so. With the birds and fish multiplying, that also helped the plants to multiply as well. Birds carry seeds, and spread them over the land. They also pollinate flowers. Fish provide good fertilization for plants to be able to grow, and transport nutrients from one place to another.
Remember that each plant an animal reproduces “After their kind”. This means that the kind of animal is preserved through reproduction. This means that each species did not evolve into another species. The species remained the same.
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— Ricky Bryce