I have been reading Genesis 1-49 the past months.. Very good, some parts can be a bit hard to get though.
It starts out talking about how the EVERYTHING was created, how we all became full of sin, because Adam and Eve ate from the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. And that they were kicked out of Eden because of apple, where there is now tall angels guarding the entrance to Eden holding swords. WOW… So much happened in such a short time.
Then it goes on to talk about their first sons’ children Cain and Able. About the first murder of how Cain killed Able over jealousy, and how Abel’s blood called out to God. Could you imagine hearing someone’s blood crying? Cain then fled in fear from God banished never to come back, and eventually killed himself.
Then it continues about how the people on earth had become corrupt and evil, so God instructed Noah, the only believer there, to build an Arc and take his three sons, their wives, his wife, and two of every animal, male and female. Therefore they could repopulate the earth. Then for forty days and forty nights it rained. When it was done raining, Noah and the others waited for all the water to dry up, and sent out a dove, it came back with nothing. Then he sent it out again and it came back with a branch, and the third time he sent the dove out it did not return, so Noah knew they could all finally leave the boat. And as a promise that God will never flood the earth again he put a Rainbow in the sky as proof to his commitment. Wouldn’t you like a commitment like that? Well it is for you too!! He promised no more floods like that ever again.
After a great deal of time, the bible talked about the generations up till Abra who God renamed Abraham, meaning Man of many Children or Nations, and gave his barren wife a child in her late age of one hundred, and they named him Isaac.
And lastly, then God asked Abraham to Sacrifice Isaac. Abraham, the good man he was, did as God told him to and escorted Isaac up the mountain, prepared the alter, and was about to sacrifice his son when God stopped him and gave him a ram to sacrifice instead. God was very pleased and blessed Abraham and his family..
Wow a lot happened in just those forty nine chapters in the beginning of the Bible. What do you make of all this?
1. We are all sinners and have fallen short of the glory of God.
2. We are all tested and go through trials.
3. We are all blessed of God!
4. We are all forgiven of our sins!
5. God keeps his commitments to us. No matter how absurd or impossible they seem
6. No matter where we go or what we do God is always here watching us.
7. And No matter what, we are Loved!
Colossians 4:6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
Psalm 103:8 The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love
Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is rewarded of them that diligently seek him.”
Hebrews 11:1 “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not see.
Jeremiah 31:3 “I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love.
With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.
God Bless You All!!