When we consider the heavens, we are confounded by the greatness and glory of God. What power!
When we consider the cross, we are confounded by the grace and goodness of God. What love!
When the heavens and earth were finished, God declared, “very good.” God rested.
When the cross work was finished, the earth quaked, the rocks rent, and God declared “satisfied.” Christ rose and sat down on the right hand of God (Acts 2:34).
The following is from Present Truth, March/April 2012 by Jeff Brown (apart from a few references):
We now propose to examine the physical and (more importantly) the spiritual significance of the days of creation. The physical days of creation all show progression and purpose. Each day’s work underpinned the next. We can also see progression and purpose as we mirror each of the days of creation in the life of a believer (a new creation in Christ). We may summarize as follows:
Day 1 (Gen. 1:3-5)
physical – initial darkness, activity of Spirit of God, creation of light
spiritual – initial conversion / illumination (John 16:8; 2 Cor. 4:6; Eph. 5:8)
Day 2 (Gen. 1:6-8)
physical – division
spiritual – separation (2 Cor. 6:17; Eph. 5:11)
Day 3 (Gen. 1:9-13)
physical – fruit (especially vv. 11-13)
spiritual – fruitfulness to God (Eph. 2:10; Rom. 6:22; Gal. 5:22)
Day 4 (Gen. 1:14-19)
physical – creation of sun, moon, stars
spiritual – witness (Philippians 2:15)
Day 5 (Gen. 1:20-23)
physical – movement, variety of growth
spiritual – growth / development (2 Pet. 3:18; Eph. 4:15; Mark 16:15)
Day 6 (Gen. 1:24-31)
physical – image, likeness and replenishment
spiritual – likeness (Rom. 8:29; 2 Cor. 3:18; 1 John 3:2)
Day 7 (Gen. 2:1-3)
physical – completion, rest, blessing and sanctification
spiritual – rest; past, present and future (Matt. 11:28; Heb. 4:9)