The Evening and The Morning

The Evening and the Morning

Six times this is mentioned in Genesis chapter one. It reveals that God created the earth in twenty-four-hour days, and it reveals God’s order. As men, we see the day beginning in the morning and ending in the evening, but God states it the other way around.

God prefaces His order after each day’s creation with the words: “…and God saw that it was good [emphasis added]. If we follow God’s order, we can have confidence that God will see that it is good. Though it doesn’t make sense to the natural man, the saved man should understand that God’s order does not have to make sense. That is why we are admonished in Proverbs 3:5 to “[t]rust in the Lord with all [our] heart; and lean not unto [our] own understanding.”

God’s order must be priority if we would have God’s blessing. David was excited about the coming of the ark of God to Jerusalem, but he and the priest bringing it up did not follow God’s order. Notice I Chronicles 15:13: “For because ye did it not at the first, the Lord our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order” [emphasis added]. David would learn, but it would be too late for Uzzah the priest, who would die in the process.

God’s order is important even if it does not make sense, such as in giving God the first of our increase. Most men give God the leftovers. Our Lord said if we lose our life for His sake, we will find it, but if we keep it, we will lose it. Real living is Christian living.

The reason many Christians are miserable is because they have their ambitions and priorities above God’s. His divine order is evening first, then morning. We need faith for the dark, not the light. We are to walk by faith; then we get the light. Most men want to see to believe, but our Lord told Thomas, “Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” Christian, if you want to enjoy life with no regrets, remember it is evening first, then morning.

Abraham was called out, not knowing where God was taking him (Hebrews 11:8). This took faith, not sight. This was his evening, but the day came when he received the promises of God in a figure through Isaac (Genesis 22; Hebrews 11:19). This was his morning.

David was called to be king, but he would endure great persecution for nearly ten years before he took the throne. This was his evening, but, because he was faithful, the day came when all of Israel anointed him king. This was his morning. Trust God in the evening. The morning is coming, and you won’t regret it.