Similarly, Psalm 24:1-2 declares of our earth that Jehovah ‘has founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.’ This, comments Calvin,36 refers to “the very order manifested in the creation…. Job [28:11-25] extols…that signal miracle by which God restrains the violent and tempestuous ragings of the sea…. If not restrained, it would immediately…produce horrible confusion.
“Nor does Moses forget to mention this, in the history of the creation [Genesis 1:2-9f]. After having narrated that the waters were spread abroad so as to cover the whole earth [Genesis 1:2f],” he adds that “by an express command of God they retired into one place in order to leave empty space for the living creatures which were afterwards to be created” at Genesis 1:9. See too at the work of earth’s third formation day, and compare Genesis 1:2 and Job 26:7-13 & 28:11 & 38:4-25.