Monday, January 2, 2017

Monday, January 2nd: Genesis 4-6, Matthew 2 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Genesis 4-6, Matthew 2

I find the genealogy of Adam to Noah fascinating and once more, it brings up more questions than answers.
How did they age? Obviously their 100 must have looked a lot different than someone now being 100. Noah fathered his sons after he was 500.  500!!
How long did they wait to get married?
How old was Abel when he was murdered by his brother?
How long did Eve live?
How close together did all these relatives live?
Did Adam tell them all about the Garden of Eden and what he had learned from their failure to trust God?

There are going to be so many fascinating stories to hear when we get to heaven!

In the NT, we see the utter callousness of King Herod as he orders the deaths of all males under the age of two in the Bethlehem area. I cannot even imagine the horror and sorrow of that city and the all the many families affected by this man's evil decree!

So thankful that God will ultimately bring justice to every situation.

And also thankful for His mercy in granting me the forgiveness I don't deserve any more than Herod would've had he repented. His grace truly is amazing.


Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Genesis 7-9, Matthew 3

3 comments:

Nathan Reimer said...

Genius 4:9
Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother's keeper?”

An obvious lie, Cain must have felt he could get away with this murder if he told a lie, adding to the sin already committed. Dealing with the guilt of sin needs to be done properly, by asking for forgiveness right away and seeing the wrong I've done, instead of adding more sin to the sin already committed by trying to cover up.

Olivia Reimer said...

I find it quite fascinating how Jesus was born in a stable with the animals. Most people would have expected him to have fancy robes, a huge palace, and lots of other things that kings have. Yet he left his place in heaven to be born in a manger.

kjad said...

I loved reading in Mathew about all of the prophecies that were fulfilled. It's so encouraging to be reminded that God always keeps his promises.