Thoughts on Genesis 4 – 7

Wow. Would Eve have thought that her firstborn, Cain would be the offspring mentioned in Genesis 3:15. We all believe our children will do great things, but Eve actually received a promise from God. Was this promise mentioned often to Cain while growing up? hmmm

We can’t really question God in His acceptance of Abel’s sacrifice over Cain’s. First of all He is the creator so he can do what He wants, but second, God answers Cain’s anger with “If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.”

We’re not sure how much time elapsed between the time that God spoke these words to Cain and the time that Cain killed his brother Abel in the field. I believe that God knew that this was going to happen.

Generations pass. Finally the time came that people began to call upon the name of the Lord (Genesis 4:26) This time came after Enosh was born to Seth.

But what was that part about the sons of God and the daughters of man in the beginning of chapter 6? I don’t think I’ve ever heard a sermon in person about this little nugget of scripture. I guess pastors in my past have stayed away from that one 🙂

I guess I believe the interpretation that John Macarthur explains:  “that, the “sons of God” as fallen angels-demons-who come down and possess men, who then take wives and really desire demon involvement, and have children-that’s to show the depth of the fallenness of man: he engages himself with demons willingly.”

Life Span of Biblical Patriarchs before the Flood

Life Span of Biblical Patriarchs before the Flood

But back to happy thoughts. There were the generations from Seth and Enosh to Noah. Check that out. It is entirely possible that Seth and Enosh were alive when Noah was born and growing up. That could account for Noah being a righteous man and walking with God.

Noah Did ALL that God commanded him. (Genesis 6:22)

He blotted out every living thing that was on the face of the ground, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens. They were blotted out from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those who were with him in the ark. (Genesis 7:27)

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