What came first, the chicken or the egg?What came first, the chicken or the egg?

It’s a question that has philosophical challenges. However, philosophy can only take you so far. Human intellect and reasoning are neither infinite nor infallible. Certainly, there are arguments that can be argued for the sake of argument on most any issue and arguments are inevitable. There will never be an end to arguments. What I present here, in this article, will also be debatable for many. For me, however, it is an absolute. Not that I will break communion with any believer or disdain any non-believer who disagrees. That’s not going to happen. Not in this instance.

Just let me say that if it’s in the Bible, I’m foolish enough to believe it and let it go at that.

So, I’m going to ask the question, “Which comes first the night or the day?”

Most will say that the night comes after the day. In our current culture and society that is how the process is played out. However, the Bible tells a different story.

Genesis 1:3-5

{Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning the first day.}

The night came before the day and the first day was completed at sunset. Some may say, “Yeah, but that’s for the Jews.”

Not so. God created the order and the length of the day before there were Jews, before there were Hebrews, and before there was man. In establishing the night before the day, God gives us a glimpse of His plan in the redemptive process.

How is that?


If day precedes the night then light goes into darkness. Everything goes from light into darkness, and everything gets darker. So, it is with the ways of this world. We go from babes into old age, from strength into weakness, and from living into death.

Every day, biblically speaking, begins at sunset, a day continues through the night into the light and is completed at the next sunset. Man is born out of darkness and comes into day.  We are born in darkness. As children of God, we then move into day out of death and into light. You move from weakness into strength, and ultimately from the dead to an eternal life.

That is God’s order for those who follow Jesus. You move constantly from darkness into the greater light. Each day is a new opportunity to move from the darkness into the light of Jesus Christ. We all begin a new day in darkness, but the light of a new dawn is always just hours away. When darkness gives way to light there is hope and assurance. It is the order in which God created time. The beginning hours of darkness always gives way to the light!

Time was birthed out of an ending that had no beginning and will die with a beginning that has no end. It is beginning that will obliterate darkness forever bringing forth an eternal light!

Now that you know God’s order in that night comes before the day, will you not come out of the darkness?

I am The Old Watchman, Ezekiel. You have been warned!

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