3 Jan 2021
Our reading today is Genesis chapters 5 and 6. Chapter 5 lists all the generations from Adam to Noah. We need to remember that each had many sons and daughters and and only the son that is listed is in the direct line to Noah, and he may not be the eldest. Keep this in mind, when you see the generations listed in Matthew and Luke, you will see the same people. They are the beginning ancestory to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
In chapter 6, We see that wickedness has overwhelmed the earth and if you look at verse 6 this made God sorry and broke His heart that ever made man. Just think how God must feel when He sees the world today. It is not much different now than it was back then. We should be grateful for His grace that He has not destroy us, but there is a time coming when when every man and woman will answer for their actions to our Creator. God did find one righteous man, the only blameless man living on earth at the time and this man walked with God. His name was Noah, and God saved the world through man. Here is a point to ponder. The only other man that is listed in Noah’s geneology is Enoch, his great grandfather. And we know what God did with Enoch. I wonder how much influence Enoch had on Noah? I do know this, as a grandfather, I know how much infuence I have on my grandkids and I’ll tell you the truth it can be scary. Folks, even as the wickedness today is as bad as it was in Noah’s day, we should not fear anything……
“I know the LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.”
Psalm 16:8 NLT