Like I was saying....

As the Bible Journey begins.

As I’m reading through my new Bible reading plan, a few things have jumped out at me through the first few chapters of Genesis.

  • Apparently snakes used to have legs or something before the serpent tempted Adam and Eve. (Gen 3:14)
  • God was about to wipe out the entire population of humans. He was really ticked at everyone, but then Noah found favor w/ him. (Gen 6:7)
  • Noah got drunk and his son mistakenly stumbled in on him, but was cursed to serve his brothers from there out. Silly mistake. Bad timing it seems. (Gen 9:20-25)
  • What was so wrong about Cain’s offering? (Gen 4:5)
  • Still pretty unsure what “the son’s of God” refers to and them having “relations’ with the beautiful human women. Strange. (Gen 6:4)

4 Comments

  1. g

    Stumped about the Cain thing myself. Abel’s offering was a “firstborn”. Perhaps Cain’s fruits weren’t “first” fruits? I dunno.

  2. g

    Btw, have you seen RLP’s “How to Read the Bible” video series at his site?

  3. Blake

    No, I’ve not been to his site in a really long while.

  4. TalkRhubarb

    Right on g!
    Cain offered “some of the fruits of the soil” as though it was all he could spare. God got the leftovers.
    But Abel offered the “fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock”. It was the best of best. God got his bit first.
    It’s a reminder to me not to play games with God. He wants first place in all my life, and not be someone tagged on at the edges. He requires much more than an hour on Sunday. I’m challenged and inspired by C.T. Studd, a famous English missionary to China, India and Africa, who said, “If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice is too great for me to make for Him.”
    As God then said to Cain, “If you do what is right, will you not be accepted?”.

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