Does God hate Mondays?
Today was quite the long day. But then again, does anyone actually enjoy waking up and experiencing a Monday??
As we take a look at the creation account in Genesis 1, we notice that the author uses repetition of words and phrases to intentionally point the reader to the important aspects of his message. Readers may be quick to notice that the phrases "then God said," "and it was good," and "it was evening, and morning ____ day."
Here's some food for thought. As God is declaring things good each day, what is declared good on Day 2????? When reading Genesis 1:6-8, you will notice that nothing on the second day was declared good.
Then God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters, separating water from water. So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above the expanse. And it was so. God called the expanse "sky." Evening came, and then morning: the second day.
According to the Historical Creationism theory of the creation account, Sailhamer argues that the reason a declaration of goodness was omitted from the second day is because nothing created on day 2 is needed for the existence of man.
This argument stems from an understanding of the term "tohu wabohu" in Genesis 1:2 that is traditionally translated as "formless and void." Sailhamer argues that "tohu" should actually be translated as "wilderness" or "wasteland" or "deserted." This proper understanding of verse two helps the reader set the stage that the land created at this point is currently uninhabitable by man (which is yet to be created) so God must then take was is "tohu" (wilderness/wasteland) and make it "tob" (good). We see this happening throughout the days of creation as God intentionally develops a land that can be inhabited by man as it has been made good for man.
The days ultimately finish on day 7 with God setting an example for man to rest on a sabbath day. The Sabbath has been observed on Saturday, which is why early Christians began meeting on Sunday mornings....so that they could start their week off praising God and gaining momentum in their week rather than ending their week falling in to his arms on Saturdays. So if we see Saturday as what is generally regarded as the seventh day of the week, and Sunday as being the first day of the week (as you often see on weekly calendars such as the one listed below), then that makes the second day of the week.......Monday. The only day of the week not made good by God was day two, so it appears that even from the beginning God was preparing us to not enjoy Mondays!!!