Today’s reading – Genesis 7:1-Genesis 10:31-32 and 1 Chronicles 1:5-1:23
Just some thoughts on today’s reading…
v.7:2 – I honestly never knew that Noah was asked to bring 7 of every clean animal and 2 of every unclean animal. Did you know that? All this 2 by 2 stuff—I had it all wrong. It says in verse 9 that it was done “as God had commanded Noah” so it was in fact a lot more animals than I EVER imagined! I was reading John Wesley’s commentary on this. Wesley says this was really God’s care and kindness to man. Thank goodness he writes that the Earth was created to be populated with heards of Buffalo and sheep rather than tigers! Yes, God’s care and kindness indeed!
v.7:24 – Ok…I always thought of Noah and the animals sitting in that stinky boat for 40 days. But it was actually 6 LONG stinky months. For 150 days the waters remained floading the earth–and then several weeks later after sending the dove out twice they finally got off the boat. Can you imagine SIX long months!
v.9:3 – Did you realize that in the beginning God instructed Adam and Eve to eat the plants but NOT the meat. BUT–here in verse 3 we get the go ahead to eat meat. It just has to be dead without lifeblood. I like my hamburgers well-done.
Chronicles reading—How about that description of Nimrod? Nimrod “grew to be a mighty warrior on earth”. So…the next time someone calls you a nimrod—don’t get your feelings hurt;)
Packing up Christmas:(
I’m in denial. I finally packed up Christmas. The real tree went to the curb on Christmas day making me look like a ba-hum-bug to my neighbors (I forgot to water it and it HAD to go!)…but it was very much still Christmas here with 4 artificial trees. 3 of them came down today. 1 left to go tomorrow. Because I’m in denial…here’s a picture pulled from our Christmas family time…
The YOUNG women…
Okay…it’s the Young women and I’m represented BEHIND the lens;). Can I just say I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the family I married into? Not only are they so fun to around–but they are so encouraging and edifying too. What a blessing that EVERY woman in this picture KNOWS the LORD! What a blessing and a gift! I look forward to all of our get togethers–and we travel near and far to be with them. I just LOVE.