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Category: Genesis Commentary

God’s Rainbow: A Display of His Glory (Genesis 9:8-17)

How do you remember things? Do you put reminders in your phone? Do you use a calendar that hangs on a wall or on your refrigerator? Do you use post it notes? How do you remember things? Have you forgotten things that you should have remembered? Everyone of us needs help in remembering things, sometimes important things. God knows that we have faulty minds, and we forget things that we should not forget. One of the ways God helps us to remember important things is by giving us signs or symbols to help recall important truths. One of those signs is the rainbow. I want us to think about that today; why it’s important, how it should impact your daily life and why God wants you to remember it. The rainbow of God is mentioned four times in the Bible and today, we are going to look at the first time it is mentioned. The first time we encounter God’s rainbow is in Genesis 9:8-17. Continue reading

Why the Flood? (Genesis 6:1-8)

Today, we begin a four part study focusing on the life and times of Noah. Many people are familiar with the story of Noah and the Flood. God tells Noah to build an ark. He and His family work on this ark for 120 years. Noah preaches to the people who would come out to see what He was doing. God brings Noah the animals that were to be rescued. God shuts the door of the ark. The flood comes and wipes out the planet and all of humanity.

The question I have is, “What was so bad, that in God’s perfect wisdom, He decided the best course of action was to wipe out mankind from the face of the earth, except for Noah and his family?” Genesis 6:1-8 answers that question. Let’s take a look. Continue reading

Sons of God & Nephilim

One of the most interesting and difficult passages to interpret is Genesis 6:1-8. Generally speaking it explains the reason why God brought the flood to wipe out mankind and the animals. It explains why the flood was necessary. This article will focus on the question, “Who are the sons of God” mentioned in verse 2? Before I get started let me make a couple of observations. Continue reading

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