Re: Verse reading–Genesis 1:14-25; 2:1-3 (day seven)
“Let the waters TEEM with living creatures”–1:20, “BE FRUITFUL and INCREASE in number and FILL the waters in the seas”–1:22.
The Creation story has an exuberance, an enthusiasm that is often lacking in modern life. We are jaded and weary. God isn’t! His instruction and expectation for His new creatures was for them to increase and multiply and fill the planet with life! He commands the same path of progress (in even stronger terms) to newly created men in 1:28.
I hear the same exuberance in our Lord as He instructs the disciples after the Resurrection. “Go into all the world and make disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”–Matthew 28:19.
It is still God’s will to FILL this earth with New Creation life! He doesn’t “do” empty. He commands us to be fruitful!