Which came first—light or the sun? Well, according to the Bible—God’s perfect record of the past—the answer is light.
On Day One, God said, “Let there be light,” and light came blazing into the universe. Not until Day Four did our Creator design the sun and moon and put them in charge of the days and nights on earth (see Genesis 1 for the en-light-ening account).
God created light on Day One, but he didn’t put the sun in place until Day Four. He showed that he is the only one worthy of our praise.
Why would God do it that way? The Bible doesn’t give us all the details, but we do know God will not share worship with pretend gods (Isaiah 42:8). One thing that lots of people have worshiped throughout history is . . . the sun. (Take a look at Deuteronomy 4:19 and Acts 7:42.)
Think about it this way. The all-knowing, all-powerful God created light with no sun, and that’s how it stayed for three days. He showed that the real source of light isn’t a nuclear fusion powered ball in space. It’s him—the one who made that incredible sun in the first place.
And one day, our God will be the only source of light! (Flip to Revelation 22 to read about it.)
Buddy Davis here. God’s design of our sun and moon shows how amazing he is and how much he cares for us!