Interesting that Adam got to name his own wife too. There's such meaning in names and power in our words
Hard to believe in evolution after reading Gen. 1-3 right?
Psalm 150 - What a way to end Psalms. Dance, sing and praise our Lord. Continue to honor and glorify Him through music and song. Joy in your heart. Praise God!!
Genesis 1-3 : Amazing how powerful God is. Spoken words created all that we see. Also undeniable how the earth was created. Praise God for all we have.
Genesis 4-6: Sin has been around since the beginning. God allowed many men to live long lives. 969 years was the longest. Once God decided to end the human race with the great flood, with the exception of Noah and family, God limited our time here. Look around, see what is still true today according to the bible. No doubt in my mind we are on the right path led by God. Makes me want to bring more people to salvation. Not one promise hasn't been met by our Savior. Praise God!!
Able has a unique distinction...first human soul to go into heaven and be with the Lord...wow
Bittersweet being the first human murdered also. But what a moment it must have been being reunited with God. Can you imagine when Adam went to heaven😬
Why a raven first, then a dove? Gen 8: 7-12
Genesis 7-9: God has the ultimate power. We learned that He didn't like where the people were heading. So He destroyed everything except what was on the ark. God then promised not to destroy the earth again. He asked Noah to multiply and rule over the land. God has since blessed us all and has shown us a mercy we cannot comprehend. With a love we cannot comprehend. We should thank God every day for all He gives us. Praise Him!!!
It’s interesting that animal sacrifice for sin was already in place that early on. Able sacrificed one of his livestock.
So much in Genesis 12. Abrams faith to up and leave his family, home and seemingly continued prosperity in Ur to listen to a God he knows nothing about or ever met.
I just love Abrams immediate and repetitive worshipful response, he could have just prayed a prayer of Thanksgiving to God and moved on but dude built a "permanent " immovable structure as a sign of Gods faithfulness to remind him definitely but i can't help but imagine others at least getting curious about God through Abrams monuments. Building these altars makes me think of "faith without deeds is dead"
Ugh and lastly the reminder that Abram was a man susceptible to temptation and fear, through lying about his wife to save his own life. God's hand was still protecting him In that Pharoah LET THEM GO. Instead of just killing them or pursuing them, as a later Pharoah would pursue Gods people. God is faithful to his promises even when we aren't
Genesis 10-12: Very interesting to see how the descendants are mapped out. Amazing plan God laid out. Incredible how He created nations through Noah's children. Identified by clan, language, territory, and national identity.
I wondered about the language part though, i didn't think there were different languages until AFTER the tower of babel scene.
Genesis 13-15: As we go through life, we must turn to God for answers. We need to strive to live God's will. Become righteous with God. for He will protect us and make us wealthy and prosperous.
Genesis 16-18 : We find in these chapters that nothing is too great for our God. Sarah had a son at 90 years old. Abraham was 100. God wanted to destroy Sodom. Abraham asked if there were only 10 righteous men would Sodom still be destroyed. God said no. He has compassion for His people. Pray. Read the word. Live righteously and God will bless you with prosperity.
Genesis 19, one of my least favorite chapters. Such despicable sin. Lot was so enveloped in the evil world he lived in. The town he lived in was just evil, it affected his family his son in laws obviously didn't trust in the Lord, his wife waivered in faith, Lot himself was a man lacking in faith and full of fear, then we see how his daughters were misled by their sin and created the tribes God would later command the Israelites to drive out. We need to live in this world but not be of this world.
Genesis 19-21: Isn't it awesome how God listened to His people? Compassion and Love are always present. Be sure to pray and ask for what you need.
Gen. 22: God told Abraham go and sacrifice your son as a burnt offering??? Abraham told his servants stay here with the donkey, the boy and I will travel a little farther, we will worship there and then we will come right back. How did Abraham know they would come back, both of them, safe and sound...faith 😊👍
Genesis 22-24: Such faith Abraham and his family have. Including the servants. From sacrificing his only son, to sending his servant to find a wife for Isaac. All of these tasks were done without question, and with praying for the answers. Such faith. Where are you with your faith? Praise God!!
I love how at the end of 24 after isaac married Rebekah it says "he was comforted after his mother's death". I think of the really rough times in my life and how tiffany helped me through them( by the Lords Grace. A good woman is hard to find, and worth far more then diamonds
Genesis 25 - 27: The Old Testament shows us that the enemy deceived and spread hatred in the midst of Godly people. Always be alert and pray for guidance. The Old Testament also shows us that God protects, empowers and gives us prosperity. His promises will always come true. Praise God!!
I really struggle understanding the whole multiple wives thing. Also the act of sleeping with a wife's servant girl so she can bear children. Just seems like a recipe for disaster.
I guess i forgot that Joseph was the son of Rachel, and all the more reason Jacob loved him more.
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