Man was created with an inherent and intimate connection with the land. Our connection to the ground is probably more intimate than most people would like to admit.
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The suggestion is that earth’s development was perfectly timed. Christ died here, on this small planet. And although earth’s development occurred relatively late in the physical creation, yet as far as human creation is concerned, it is the beginning of creation.
God has been very active not only with the earth but also elsewhere. Then He stopped His physical work, and we are in an interim period until earth’s society is brought into complete harmony with the Lord.
The time setting of this verse is prior to the Seven Creative Days—long before. “Heaven” (singular) refers to the earth’s solar system. “Heavens” (plural) would be the entire physical universe including the earth. Psalm 115:16 distinguishes between “heavens” and “heaven,” that is, between the entire universe and our own solar system. “The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.”
Verse 1 zeroes in on the earth, our solar system, which was created with the rest of the universe. No time period is given for this creating, but it took considerable time. Much later the First Creative Day began; it began 48,000+ years ago. Verse 1 can be paraphrased as follows: Before the ordering of the earth’s surface, this condition existed for ‘x’ amount of years.”
The heavens are the works of God’s fingers so we are told in Psalm 8. Scripture after scripture tells how God stretched out the heavens like a curtain and that he knows each star and planet by name.
To us the Universe is unlimited, but to God it is not. We say that the universe is so vast that it cannot contain God and we are right! God is not within our universe but above it. Psalm 148:13 gives us that clue. In Deuteronomy it makes a distinction between the heaven and the Heaven of heavens giving us another pause for thought. The great Creator, the one who created our physical universe is not constrained live within its boundaries. We are but like grass before Him, we are the proverbial bug in the rug and our universe is the rug. But thank God that Man’s importance is measured by his love and reverence for God, and that is why He is mindful of us.