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New Defender's Study Bible Notes
31:17 in six days. Here is repeated the formula of Exodus 20:8-11, making it undeniable that the six creation “days” were literal days. God even wrote it down with His own finger on a table of stone (Exodus 31:18). All Scripture is divinely inspired, but this was divinely inscribed! To attempt to stretch these days into ages of evolution would destroy the very basis of God’s supremely important day of rest and commemoration. That His work of creation is not still continuing, as theistic evolutionists allege, but was completed in the six days, is not only indicated by the past tense (“God rested,” rather than “is resting”) but also by the fact that He “was refreshed,” as He contemplated the marvelous universe He had created and made.