Daily reading

Today’s reading is: Gen. 4-6; 1st Chr. 1:1-4


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Genesis Chapter Four

  1. The first human birth recognizes God’s Sovereignty in the gift of grace to parents (Gen. 4:1).
    1. Cain. קַיִן qayin #7014: possession. fr. קָנָה qānāh #7069: to get, acquire, buy, possess.
    2. Abel. הֶבֶל hebel #1893: breath. Same as #1892: vapor, breath, vanity.
  2. Abel’s sacrifice was accepted by the Lord (Gen. 4:4), as an offering by faith (Heb. 11:4), according to the revealed Word of God (Rom. 10:17).
  3. Cain’s sacrifice was rejected by the Lord (Gen. 4:5), as an offering without faith (Heb. 11:6), under the influence of Satanic teaching (1st Jn. 3:12).
  4. Even after the murder, the Lord provides Cain with the opportunity to repent and confess (Gen. 4:9).
  5. Even in Divine judgement, the Lord shows mercy to Cain (Gen. 4:15).
  6. Cain’s civilization flourished apart from the presence of the Lord (Gen. 4:16-24).
  7. God graciously provides a Godly son for the blessing of Adam & Eve (Gen. 4:25,26; Ps. 127:3; Prov. 23:24,25). Seth שֵׁת shēth #8352: compensation, fr. שִׁית shiyth #7896: to put, set.

Genesis Chapter Five + 1 Chr. 1:1-4

  1. Genesis 5 tracks 2000+ years of Gentile history, from Adam to Noah’s 3 sons.
  2. Adam was made in the likeness of God, but Adam’s sons were born in Adam’s image (Gen. 5:3).
  3. Summary of Generations giving preference to the Greek LXX over the Hebrew MT: AM = Anno Mundi
Adamb. 0d. 930AM
Sethb. 230d. 1142
Enoshb. 435d. 1340
Kenanb. 625d. 1535
Mahalalelb. 795d. 1690
Jaredb. 960d. 1922
Enochb. 1122d. 1487
Methuselahb. 1287d. 2256*
Lamechb. 1474d. 2221
Noahb. 1656d. 2606AM
* The year of the flood, c.3267BC

  1. Enoch becomes the Gentile type of Church-Age believer when he is “raptured” to heaven (Gen. 5:21-24).

Genesis Chapter Six

  1. The sons of God are (fallen) angels (Job 1:6; 2:1; 38:7).
  2. The daughters of men are human women.
  3. Their offspring are Nephilim “fallen ones” (Gen. 6:4). These giants are committed enemies of the Lord, and servants of their fallen angelic parents (Num. 13:33).
  4. The pollution of the entire human race was nearly achieved (Gen. 6:12). The adversary nearly corrupted the “seed of the woman” that God promised would bruise his head.
  5. Noah became the object of God’s grace (Gen. 6:8).
  6. Noah’s family was preserved through the flood as an expression of God’s grace in delivering believers through their trials (2nd Pet. 2:5,9).
  7. God instructed Noah to construct an Ark for the preservation of his family, and the animals of the world (Gen. 6:14-22).
    1. The ark was 440’ long, 73’ wide, and 44’ high. (The Mayflower was only 90’ long).
    2. The ark was a vessel of three decks with a capacity of 1,500,000 cubic feet, and a deck area of 95,700 square feet.
    3. For a discussion on the thousands of animal species, and the ark’s capacity to contain these animals, see Noah’s Ark: A Feasibility Study by John Woodmorappe, Institute for Creation Research.
  8. The flood of the world was a universal flood, that destroyed the entire human race except for Noah, his three sons, and their four wives (Lk. 17:27; 2nd Pet. 2:5).
  9. The preservation of the animal realm was achieved by taking a mating pair of each bird, animal, and creeping thing (Gen. 6:20-22).