Daily reading

Today’s reading is: Gen. 7-10; 1st Chr. 1:5-23


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Genesis Chapter Seven

  1. Noah’s family was delivered as Noah was the only believer in his generation on the face of the earth (Gen. 7:1).
  2. The preparation for man’s animal sacrifices, and man’s new carnivorous diet was achieved by taking seven mating pairs of each clean animal and bird (Gen. 7:2-5; 8:20-22; 9:3,4).
  3. Noah & his family entered into the ark after 100 years of preparation (Gen. 7:6-9; 13-16).
  4. After waiting within the ark for 7 days, the water came (Gen. 7:10-12). The day was the 17th day of the 2nd month, in the 600th year of Noah’s life.
  5. The flood was a world-wide flood, with the waters exceeding the highest mountains by 15 cubits (Gen. 7:19,20).
  6. The waters came from above and below (Gen. 7:11), fell for 40 days (Gen. 7:12,17), and prevailed upon the earth an additional 150 days (Gen. 7:24).

Genesis Chapter Eight

  1. After the destruction of all life on earth, God remembered Noah, and allowed the waters to drain (Gen. 8:1-3).
  2. On the 17th day of the 7th month, the ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat (Gen. 8:4).
  3. Water continued to drain until Noah and his family were able to leave the ark on the 27th day of the 2nd month, in the 601st year of Noah’s life (Gen. 8:14-19).
  4. Noah offered a sacrifice to the Lord, and the Lord promised to never again destroy the population of the world by means of flood (Gen. 8:21; 9:11).

Genesis Chapter Nine

  1. Noah, his sons, and their wives are commanded to repopulate & fill the earth (Gen. 9:1,7).
  2. A new fear of man is imputed into the animal kingdom, as man and animals are given carnivorous diets (Gen. 9:2-4).
  3. The significance of man’s blood is highlighted and capital punishment is mandated (Gen. 9:5,6).
  4. God established a covenant with Noah, and fixed the rainbow as its sign (Gen. 9:8-17).
  5. Noah’s Drunkenness (Gen. 9:18-27).
    1. An unknown period of time passes between Gen. 9:17&18. By the time of this incident, Ham is the father of Canaan (Gen. 9:18,22) his fourth son (Gen. 10:6).
    2. Noah’s father, Lamech, prophesied that Noah would provide rest for the human race’s toil upon the earth (Gen. 5:29). Noah’s “invention” of wine (Gen. 9:20) is the fulfillment of that prophecy (Jdg. 9:13; Ps. 104:15; Prov. 31:6; Ecc. 10:19), and the snare of drunkenness is immediately recognized (Gen. 9:21; Prov. 20:1; 23:29-35; Isa. 28:7&8; Eph. 5:18).
    3. Ham “saw the nakedness of his father” (Gen. 9:22). This was a deed (“had done”) of Ham’s against Noah (“to him”) (Gen. 9:24).
    4. Semitic and Japhetic blessings are granted by Noah because of Shem & Japheth’s reverence (Gen. 9:26&27). Hamitic blessings are forfeited
    5. Canaan’s curse is a prophetic oracle against the people of Canaan, as their sexual perversions are reflections of their “father” Ham (Lev. 18:24,27).
  6. The blessing of YHWH as the God of Shem (Gen. 9:26), and the tents of Shem (Gen. 9:27), are indicative that the “seed of the woman” blessing is going to come from the line of Shem (Lk. 3:36).
  7. The blessings of Japheth are temporal life blessings so long as Japheth is oriented to the tents of Shem.
  8. Ham is blessed by God (Gen. 9:1), and is not cursed by Noah (Num. 22:12; 23:8).

Genesis Chapter Ten + 1 Chr. 1:5-23

  1. The Japhetic peoples are the northern and western Eurasian languages, tribes & nations (Gen. 10:2-5).
  2. The Hamitic peoples are the southern, African languages, tribes & nations (Gen. 10:6,7,13-20).
  3. The Semitic peoples are the eastern, Asian languages, tribes & nations (Gen. 10:21-31).
  4. The prominent King and Empire following the flood was the Hamitic Babylonian empire of Nimrod (Gen. 10:8-12).
  5. Languages, tribes, and nations are God’s divisions for the orderly function of the human race under the Divine Establishment institutions of Marriage, Family, & Nations (Gen. 10:5,20,31).
  6. God will enforce His will for the division of the human race at the judgment of Babel (Gen. 11:7-9), during the days of Peleg (Gen. 10:25).