God Gave Commands to All of His Creation – B’reisheet (Genesis – In the Beginning)

Whenever you bring up the laws of God some people become defensive and mean acting. They immediately begin to tell you Jesus abolished God’s laws that were given to the Israelites on Mount Sinai. They say that was the old covenant and that we’re under the law of grace now so we don’t have to follow those rules. Besides those laws were for the Israelites, which we’re not. We’re the church, the bride and we don’t have to follow laws because we’re saved by grace.

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Yet, from the very beginning, God gives all kinds of commandments to His creation. He gave rules to the stars, sun and moon. He gave rules to the animal kingdom on earth, in the air and in the waters. He even gave mankind rules to follow. Don’t believe me? Keep reading.

God’s Commands to the Universe and Animal Kingdom

God has always had rules to follow from the time He created the universe and mankind. There was nothing in His creation that escaped His rules. A lot of His rules for the universe can be explained by science, but I want to focus on the rules He commands in Genesis 1 and 2. He commanded

(1) light to come forth and it did, just like the other parts of creation did;

(2) the waters beneath the sky to be gathered in one place;

(3) the dry land to appear;

(4) the earth to sprout vegetation after its own kind;

(5) the luminaries to serve as signs, for festivals, for days and for years;

(6) the sea creatures and the air creatures to be fruitful, multiply and fill up their domain; and

(7) everything that lives on the earth to reproduce after its own kind.

I condensed all the places where God said, “Let there be…and it was so” into the first command above.

Now many millenniums later, this part of creation is still following God’s commands. They haven’t deviated from His original plan at all. Birds are still producing birds. Lions are still producing lions. The sea is still in the waters and the land is still dry. All of nature is still producing properly, except where man has interfered.

God’s Commands to Mankind

Now let’s look at the commands God gave to mankind. He commanded them to:

(1) be fruitful, multiply and fill the earth with mankind;

(2) subdue the earth;

(3) rule over the fish, the birds and every living thing that moves on the earth;

(4) eat from the fruit trees and herbs; (he didn’t give them permission to eat animals yet)

(5) work and guard the garden;

(6) eat from every tree in the garden, except the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil; and

(7) name every beast of the field and bird.

Be Fruitful, Multiply and Fill the Earth

Now you may say, “We don’t live in the garden anymore! All that work is already done.” But is it? Let’s start at number one in the list. This command was given prior to the garden, as was 2-4. Every day mankind is doing whatever they can to not have a baby, whether it’s through the use of condoms, birth control, abortions or voluntary neutering.

Subdue the Earth

I think we’re still doing numbers 2-4. We’re still subduing the earth.  We are destroying the earth – its waters, its air and its land. We dump millions of gallons of toxins into the water, in our ground and even in the air. We test and use bombs to destroy humans and land.

Rule the Animal Kingdom

We’re still ruling over the fish, the birds and the animals. Although, in this day and age we are showing that through cruelty – putting them in cages, poisoning their living space, taking their living space, killing them for sport and a host of other ways.

Eat Herbs and Fruit

We’re still eating herbs and fruit, although we have violated other rules God gave us concerning them. We use poison to grow them. We’ve cross-bred the seeds, which He told us not to do. We’ve created inedible foods to eat. And while we may have started out not eating animals, things changed and God added some of them to the list of foods we can eat in Genesis 9:3.

“She (Wisdom) is a tree of life to those who grasp her.” – Proverbs 3:18

Work and Guard the Garden

While we may not be in the garden of Eden anymore, we do have our own gardens to tend. We have our own families to protect and care for. But some of mankind don’t want to do that. Some people help make babies then walk away from them. Some people don’t want to help raise their children or financially support them. Some people physically, mentally and sexually abuse their spouses and children.

Some people don’t have any good work ethics. They steal time from their bosses by being on social media during work hours. They come in late and leave early. They don’t show up and give their full attention to the job at hand.

Because of these things we live in a broken society and wonder why things are the way they are. We no longer guard what is most precious – human lives.

Eat from Every Tree in the Garden, Except the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil

Just like in the garden we want to know more than we need to know. Mankind seeks after the mystical world, hoping to know more than the next person. They want to know the hidden things that other people don’t know.

Even believers do this. They spend more time looking for the antichrist, trying to figure out which secret society is ruling now and what they are up to than they do studying the Word of God. They spend even less time talking with Him or talking about Him. Instead, it’s look what the secret ones are doing now. Look at what is happening now. This doctrine is true. That doctrine is true.

But where is God in all of this. Where is the Tree of Life? Proverbs 3:11 says, “She (Wisdom) is a tree of life to those who grasp her.” This chapter let us know how wisdom operates. If you find wisdom, you will acquire understanding. Understanding is important. To know a thing is vastly different than to understand its purpose or how it is to be used.

The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil lacked understanding. It gave the facts. The human beings in the garden knew the facts about this tree, but it wasn’t until they ate of it did they fully understand. That knowledge cost them their innocence, just like it cost people today.

Name Every Beast and Bird

This last command has mankind naming every beast of the field and bird in the air. They are still doing it today. Mankind finds new creatures through their discoveries all the time. And guess what they do next. They give them names. They even went farther than that. They discover new stars, galaxies and constellations and name them. They name everything, including their children.

We’re Following Some of God’s Commands Already

Whether we want to admit it or not we’re still following the commands God set forth in the beginning. It may be distorted, but we’re still doing what He said. Jesus didn’t abolish them. No one is in an uproar over them. It just is what it is without any thought. The problem with that is that we were never told to deviate from God’s commands.

Now if only we can get back to God’s original intent.

Write in the comments below ways you think can help us get back to God’s original plans.

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9 thoughts on “God Gave Commands to All of His Creation – B’reisheet (Genesis – In the Beginning)”

  1. I think you don’t really understand the text of the Word. You state that by using chemicals we are somehow disobeying God. If it weren’t for man using his knowledge of chemistry and biology and other sciences, the world would be way less populated. Dease, famine, and weather would have killed over half of the population an many occasion, thereby preventing Gods first command to populate the earth. I fill giving life to the earth cannot be overdone, that is why God created the earth, to fill it with his most prized creation. Man.

    1. I’m not even sure what you’re talking about. If you’re talking about the pesticides on the food, that’s only one instance of science, not the whole branch.

      1. God doesn’t need man to come in and use science of their own understanding to sustain the population. For thousands of years, they have not had to use any of these chemicals. That’s societies problem, they think they have all the answers to save the world instead of trusting in God’s design. Those “scientists” are also 3d printing meat for us to eat. God’s design and His plan was not for us to eat plastic vegetables and 3d printed meat, nor was it for men to “patent” seeds and push out the “peasant” seeds (from what they call it) just so they could make a profit and sue anybody that grows or sells them without their permission.

        God gave each of us talents and being a scientist is one of them. But that doesn’t mean that those scientists use their talents to grow God’s kingdom. Satan’s plan is to kill and destroy. And he will use anybody with their talents to grow his kingdom.

  2. “Some people don’t have any good work ethics. They steal time from their bosses by being on social media during work hours. They come in late and leave early. They don’t show up and give their full attention to the job at hand.”

    Consider, perhaps: ‘some people create modern systems of slavery and call it work, thinking that every moment of another human being’s life belongs to them in exchange for a paltry sum of currency rather than the completion of tasks and satisfaction of responsibilities that define work’

    You invalidate your own arguments regarding a serious topic by throwing in some bizarre modern notion of ‘time theft’ and subsequently rack that up as a major reason our society is ‘broken’… Its absolutely laughable that you’d post such a thing. Sort yourself and your thoughts out.

    1. Justin, your comment sounded extremely personal. I suggest you find another job where you can be happy. Now for a history lesson. In ancient times if you had to work for someone else you were technically considered a slave or hired-help. Back then and today, you only had to obey your master/employer while you were working. Whatever you two decided on for wages was what you got paid. Now if you are afraid to speak up at your job and tell them you are off duty, you have only yourself to blame for your misery. If you only get paid a certain amount and you feel like you should get more, then ask for a raise.

      I don’t invalidate my argument because you don’t think stealing time is wrong. I didn’t say this was the only reason our society was broken. I listed several other reasons that ranged from extremely horrible in most people’s eyes to something they probably never considered before.

      A side note: Your character is based on what you do when no one sees you and how you react in the smallest things. You lashing out at me is just a sign for you to figure how/why you are so angry over what I wrote.

      Have a blessed day.

      1. Great Blog btw. People will read this whole thing, but then there is that one sentence they want to justify an argument on because it does hit them personally.
        God says to examine ourselves to make sure we are in the faith. And if they are Christians, they need to heed to this because God’s Word is not up for debate.

        1 John 3:15: Everyone who hates his brother (a fellow Christian) is a murderer, and you know that eternal life does not reside in a murderer.
        1 John 2:8-11: Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother (a fellow Christian) is still in darkness.
        1 John 4:20-21: If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother (a fellow Chrsitian), he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.

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