Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Blood Sacrifice

 

Genesis 3-6

This week we want to look at the importance of marriage, a Godly home, and choices. What comparisons can we make to our lives today?

Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skin and clothed the. Genesis3:21

God told Adam and Eve that if they ate of the tree of knowledge of good and evil they would die. They both disobeyed and now were spiritually dead. They made a terrible choice. But… as always, God had a plan. It would involve another choice. An innocent animal would be sacrificed for their bad choices. They would need to decide to accept the clothes dripping with the blood of the sacrifice or continue to try to get fig leaves to stay together. This time they made a good choice, accepting the sacrifice but there were still consequences. Even though their spiritual life had been restored, they would still die physically.

Genesis 4:5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

Adam and Eve brought their children up in the Lord. They knew to make sacrifices and they knew what kind. But… God always allows choices. Able chose to make the blood sacrifice.  Cain chose to offer the hard work of his hands. Bad choice. Our hard work will never substitute for the blood. With Able dead, there was no son to carry on the Godly linage until Seth.

Genesis 4:5 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the Lord.

Finally the Godly line from Adam begins to make a difference. The cousins from Cain have very similar names to Seth’s children. Satan loves to try to look like the real thing. Seth’s descendant Enoch walked with God and God took him. His son Methuselah lived to be 969 yrs. His name means “after he is gone judgment will come.  Here’s a line that is trying to turn people to God by letting them know judgment is coming. Methuselah’s son, Lamech  had a son,  Noah. Noah’s name means rest.

Noah will face a lot of criticism for believing God and following God’s instructions.

Genesis 6:8 But Noah found Grace in the eyes of the Lord.
Why was Noah the only family still following God? Look at the previous verses. The sons of God, saved men, took wives of the daughters of men, unbelieving wives, because they were beautiful. Poor reason on which to base a marriage.
Malchai 2:15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit, And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed….
 The whole purpose of marriage was to raise up a godly seed, godly children. Not possible when one parent isn’t a believer. The corruption of the purpose of marriage corrupted an entire world.
 
Father, open our eyes to our real purpose, to glorify Your name by raising up Godly children. In the name of Your Son, Jesus. Amen.
 
Won't you share the verses and thoughts God gives you this week concerning these chapters?


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