When God set this globe spinning on its axis and sent it on its yearly course around the sun, accompanied by its smaller attendant, the moon, He decreed that these heavenly bodies should govern the earth’s day and night, and, further, that they should be “for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years” (Genesis ).
Thus time is measured for the earth by these motions.
Then, following our all-night swing around the dark portion, we come again to the light.
We see the sun once more at the dividing line that we call sunrise.
The harmony of the time statements in the Scripture strengthens our confidence in the accuracy of the inspired Word, but chronology is not essential to salvation.