Friday, July 31, 2009

Genesis Chapter 5

So tonight in class, there was about maybe 15 minutes left for the teacher to finish his lesson and we still had an entire chapter to finish, Genesis 5. This lists 10 men in the lineage of Adam. I thought to my self, "Great, he's going to start talking and half way through he will get cut off and I will have to listen to the next lesson to finish this chapter!" He started talking about how everything in the Bible is God inspired and how we need to pay attention to even the littlest details that God has given to us.

He then starts talking about the 10 men listed in chapter 5: Adam, Seth, Enosh, Kenan, Mahalael, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech and Noah. It starts with the first man, Adam, and ends with Noah bringing the flood. No real big surprise, right? Well then he started giving us the meanings of these guys names:

Adam: man
Seth: appointed
Enosh: mortal
Kenan: sorrow
Mahalael: blessed God
Jared: came down
Enoch: teaching
Methuselah: his death shall bring
Lamech: despairing
Noah: comfort

Now if you list out these 10 names in genealogical and chronological order you have this sentence:
Man was appointed mortal sorrow, but the blessed God will come down teaching that His death shall bring the despairing comfort.

Here in Genesis 5 God was telling us that Jesus would come to save us from eternal sorrow! How amazing and awesome is God!

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