This first verse of Scripture is an overall summary of the entire creation account. It is here that we are given the very first glimpse of our God in action expressing His creativity. Everything in existence is summed up in God’s creation of the heavens and the earth.
The second verse helps us to know the condition of things. We are made aware of a lack and deficiency in creation because there are no occupants to make this world their home. Ultimately speaking, the greatest deprivation is seen in the absence of God. However, it is here in the latter half of the verse that God moves into His creation.
This third verse is where the account begins. God has made, moved into and is now manifesting Himself to the creation by demonstrating His power in bringing forth light by the word of His mouth. Here in verse three we are told of the remarkable first words of God to His creation.