If any of you have ever wondered whether we should have a one-day weekend or two, here's something to think about:
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.
3 Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light day, and the darkness He called night And there was evening and there was morning, one day (emphasis added). Gen. 1:1-5 (NASB)
The account continues:
8 ...And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.
Creation, creation, creation...
31 ...And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
However, immediately following that we have:
1 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts.
2 By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Gen. 2:1-2 (NASB)
Isn't it true that in the Jewish tradition, the Sabbath, for example, begins the evening of the sixth day and continues until the evening of the seventh? Why wouldn't the first day, or "one day" above, begin the same way such that all of the creation events that have been traditionally assigned to the "second day" would have actually happened on day one, and those events assigned to the "first" day ("first" not actually appearing in Hebrew text) would have occurred before time as we know it.
Thus, the creation of man would have occurred on the fifth day, and the, "By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done..." stuff would have happened on the sixth.
So, like us, God might have used the sixth day (our Saturday) to finish up some stuff, too. A little house cleaning after a hard week's work, if you know what I mean? Think of it as a Sabbath-lite.
The moral of the story: don't feel bad for only working five days, not six.
And don't send me a lot of heretical hate mail, or flood the comment section by telling me how wacko I am, I already know that. I'm just trying to have a little fun on a Friday (my Sabbath-lite-lite), and if creation theology is reformed in the process, so be it.