Did You Notice Something Peculiar in the Creation Days?
The First Day: Salvation Was Provided
An interesting item is that according to Genesis, the first thing created was light. Revelation 13:8 says that the Lamb of God was slain from the creation of the world. The Light (life) and the Lamb (payment for what caused death) were both provided in the very beginning. Why not? Payment for sin, as well as, eternal life came through the one person Jesus Christ.
The Second Day: It Wasn't a Good Day
Every other day was good. Why not this one? Simple. It was the day that the one and only Son of God took on the sins of the whole world. He was utterly sinful. He became sin for us. And His Father had to leave Him.
And God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water." So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. And it was so. God called the expanse "sky." And there was evening, and there was morning– the second day.(Genesis 1:6-8)
It was only for three days so what's the big deal? We're given insight into the enormity in the Old Testament. As far as the length of time goes.
A day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years is like a day to the Lord. (2 Peter 3:8)
And what Jesus endured is beyond our understanding. We can only get a glimpse of it through the prophets like this Isaiah passage:
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5)
The Seventh Day: It Didn't End
The seventh day never ended; the others did, but not the Sabbath. We are invited to enter it and rest eternally from trying to please God. The only way to please Him is to trust Him!
Your Identity In Christ
Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in one spirit, contending as one man for the faith of the gospel (Philippians 1:27 - NIV)