Most of my life I thought that the main purpose of the book of Genesis was to tell the story of creation. It is one of the reasons we have the book of Genesis, but the primary purpose is to reveal God’s plan of redemption for mankind…and that plan is about Jesus.
As the Spirit of God moves upon the Earth, we see another picture when God said “Let there Be Light, and there was light.” Jesus himself said, ” I am the Light of the World.” Jesus said, ” I am come into this world, that whosoever believeth on me should not dwell in darkness.” John 12:46
On the second day of Creation God separated the waters of the Earth from the Heavens. Jesus, the Light of the world, is the great separator. He separates the things of this world from the things of heaven. He separates light from darkness.
John 3:19-21 says “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil, hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh into the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that are wrought in God.”
Ephesians 5:8-13 reminds us…”For you were once darkness but now your light is the light of the Lord. Live as children of the Light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, rather expose them. For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.”
God made it clear from the beginning that there would be a distinct difference between the things of heaven and the things of earth. Between light and darkness, between good and evil. And Jesus is that difference.