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We’ve been discussing how the Torah’s account of Creation is not designed to tell us how G-d created the world. But that He did.
And that in the space of only 31 verses, the Torah makes other important points that we should know.
We are told that G-d created the world in “six days”. And that it was done
“Let there be plant life”. “Let there be animal life”. And “let us make man”.
Why did G-d shlep it out?
He could have done it all at once. “Let there be a world!”
The Torah is making a very important point.
If everything was created at once, we may have thought that it’s all the same. That everything is on the same level.
But it’s not. Creation goes in stages. From the lower forms to the higher.
First plants. Then animals. And finally human beings.
Everything in the world is important because G-d created it.
That’s why we can’t just destroy plants. And we can’t cause pain to animals.
But human beings are unique. On a totally different level.
Not just smarter, but inherently different. Capable of a much higher and deeper life.
And this gives us privileges.
But it also gives us responsibilities.
Every creature in the world does what G-d wants it to do.
But each one is programmed. They don’t struggle, “Is this the right thing to do?”
We are the only ones that are not programmed. We’re told what we should do.
And have to choose to do the right thing.
Think of the world as a symphony. What is our role?
It’s up to us. We’re either the conductors.
Or we’re the only ones playing off key!