Saturday, 4 February 2012

Genesis 6-10

Here's how the study works: Read the chapters mentioned in the heading during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for several chapters creates the opportunity to revisit them and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people's insights.


Susan said...

6:8-9 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD. This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God.

Sometimes when we read the OT we wonder why God wipes out an entite city or nation. Why don't we wonder why God would bother to protect an individual, like Noah, like Lot?

Susan said...

7:16 The animals going in were male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah. Then the LORD shut him in.

The ark must have had a very large door to let in giraffes and elephants. Did Noah build the ark knowing that he couldn't shut the door?

Starting a project that you know only God can complete is an amazing act of faith.

Susan said...

8:22 “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest,
cold and heat, summer and winter,
day and night will never cease.”

We should take great comfort in this verse. We can rely on God to maintain order in the universe.

Susan said...

9:3 Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.

We seriously underestimate the generosity of God. God is a generous giver but we are often bad receivers. We often cling to our self-sufficiency which prevents us from receiving.

Susan said...

10:9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; that is why it is said, “Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the LORD.”

This verse shows us what this culture values - hunting. I wonder what we value, "a mighty ___?___ before the Lord."

A mighty intecessor before the Lord; a mighty teacher before the Lord; a mighty preacher before the Lord; a mighty writer before the Lord.

Unfortunately the world values mighty business men; mighty celebrities; mighty actors; mighty singers and other talented people, regardless of whether or not they are people of character.