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Why six days?
God created the universe, the earth and all living things in six 24 hour days, but why did he take so long? Quite often God does thing quickly so why six days?
For example it took only a moment for God to send the sea monster to swallow Jonah (Not a whale. The Hebrew word is 'Kemosh' meaning 'sea monster'). IT took no time at all for God to reverse the shadow on Hezekiah's sun dial. It took him a few hours one night to turn back the Red Sea. It took Jesus and instant to turn water into wine. It took Jesus a moment to still the storm. It took only one sentence and Lazarus was raised from the dead.
God made everything in six days so we would have a pattern by which to regulate our own lives. Six days work, one day rest. The days had to be 24 hours long, otherwise the whole idea would be nonsense. If they were a thousand years long, we would never get thought the first one!
If we follow the same pattern of six days work and one day rest, we show by our lives that we believe Genesis 1.
I've decided to have one day of work every six days of resting!
The Bible says: "And he (Jesus) said to them, "The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath." Mark 2:27 (King James version)