Today’s Reading January 2nd – Genesis 4:1-5:32, 1 Chronicles 1:1-4, Genesis 6:1-22
– It didn’t take man very long to fall into even deeper sin did it? Sin is sin I know…but gosh–you have Adam and Eve…and they have 2 kids—and before you know it one murdered the other. WOW. Over what? Jealousy. This is the very first murder in the Bible. And you expect God to just take ole Cain out. But He extends His grace and mercy. And the Lord even puts a mark on Cain where no one will ever kill him. Doesn’t this make you wonder what the mark was?
– verse 17 – “Cain lays with his wife” This verse has always made me wonder. You have Adam and Eve. Then you have Cain and Abel. So…if that’s all there is…who did Cain marry? We know that Adam and Eve had other children–Seth being one of them. So, most likely Cain married either a sister or a niece. Bible commentaries say though that at this point the human race was still “genetically pure” so there was no fear of side effects from marrying relatives. Nice…but still—in our culture…seems so strange. BUT…I guess it was the beginning…and you just didn’t have many options. Still interesting to think on.
– The Arc – WOW…can you imagine a boat the size of one and a half football fields and as high as a four story building? I think the really cool part though is that God is the one that gave Noah these instructions and that modern shipbuilders STILL, STILL, STILL use the same ratio God gave Noah! 6x longer than it was wide. VERY COOL. How smart is our God?! If you have never seen the replica built of Noah’s Arc in the Netherlands, click here I think you will enjoy these pictures and your kids will too.
So far…so good—2 days into our reading…and I’m loving it! And I have some lots of really fun Christmas pictures to share to get me through cold January;). Have a great day!