Today’s passage opens with God creating the heavens and earth and then ordering the earth so that it could become a dwelling place for Him and His people. Moses (Genesis’ author) has recorded the story of how the all-powerful, transcendent God set everything in place with incredible skill in perfect conformity to his grand design. The whole text points to God. He is the subject and end of this account. His creation and all that is in it is all about Him. Very clearly today, Genesis 1-2 will show us that there is only one God, His word is almighty, and He only has to speak and the world comes into being. He creates for His glory, and He sustains it all for His glory. As we hear God’s word this morning, we must submit to the Sovereign Creator Sustainer.