9 And God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear." And it was so.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 1:9

Commentary on Genesis 1:6-13

(Read Genesis 1:6-13)

The earth was emptiness, but by a word spoken, it became full of God's riches, and his they are still. Though the use of them is allowed to man, they are from God, and to his service and honour they must be used. The earth, at his command, brings forth grass, herbs, and fruits. God must have the glory of all the benefit we receive from the produce of the earth. If we have, through grace, an interest in Him who is the Fountain, we may rejoice in him when the streams of temporal mercies are dried up.