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God named some things and not others – why?

Giant waves in a terrifying storm.God named these five things in Genesis – day, night, atmosphere, earth and sea.

Perhaps He wanted to call attention to their importance and to show His unique power over them.

We have got no control over the day and night sequence, nor the weather, nor Earth or sea.

Whereas man named the trees, fruit, fish, birds, animals because he has the power to cultivate and organise these.

Peter Reason

January 2012

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