1/2/2018 Genesis Chapters 4-7

Wow!  As we read through several chapter of Scripture each day I think we will continue to see so many major events that it is hard to comment on just one.  Within these verses we could comment on Abel-Cain or Noah’s faithfulness and obedience or a multitude of events.  I’d like to take a look at two, probably lesser known verses.

The first is Genesis 4:26.  Right after the birth of Seth (whose named even means “granted” because Adam prayed that he would have another son) we see a momentous  occurrence “At that time people began to call on the name of the Lord.

The second is Chapter 5:21-24 when we see the very first occurrence of someone who did not “die” naturally, Methuselah’s father, Enoch —24 Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away


 

3 comments

  • missliz

    There is a lot to think about. What strikes me is the reminder that it pleased God to create us in his image and yet he later regretted his creation of mankind because of our evilness. There were a few whose behavior pleased God, who remembered who he was and worshiped him in community.

    I read another verse this morning that I believe is related to how God desires us to live. Psalms 90:12 reminds us to measure our days so that we might obtain wisdom. We are created beings whose days are numbered and we will give an account for how we spent those days.

  • Kaylee

    Two things that stand out to me are when the Lord called out to Cain and asked why he was angry. He told Cain that he could rule over sin and not let it rule him and this means we can do the same. Another thing that caught my attention was when Cain was being punished for killing his brother he knew that being away from the Lord’s presences would be miserable and restless I remember when I wasn’t a Christian how restless I felt because I was apart from God and now how wonderful it is to be with the Lord. This teaches me that if I leave God and let sin rule me I will be restless and miserable because as it’s says in John 15:5 apart from him we can do nothing. Thanks Jerry for taking this on I can’t wait to further read into his word.

  • Artie Shaffer

    What I note is the two lines being drawn, those that follow God and His will (8 people) and those who follow their own will. They are following the pattern of Eve and they are seduced by Satan to want to be “just like God.” The core of mankind’s problem is seen from our creation on, we all want to “be like God!”

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