Shaking a Family Tree–Genesis 5 part 1

When I was young, the lineages in the Bible seemed rather dry.  But as I have become older, I have become more intrigued by God’s attention to detail. Our heritage is important to God.  But, so is our willingness to follow.  As we look at Adam’s family tree three things stand out—1.  Adam was around for many generations. Adam met Methusalah. This is significant because oral history was maintained.  If the kids had questions, they could go to the source. 2.God created us in his image. And blessed us.  Looking at Adam’s lineage, it is clear they were blessed.  It does not discuss detail, there was probably many trials in the history, but as a lineage, God blessed Adam’s family. 3.  God is a personal God.  Enoch only lived 300 years on earth, Then God took him away.  Imagine the cool relationship God and Enoch had, “God what should we do today?” Enoch asked, “Why don’t you come to my house…We will hang out!”

God Cares about us.  Where we came from, whose we are and how we relate to him personally. As we seek him, we need to remember he seeks us more intently, intensely and personally.  Help me Lord to be excited about my heritage in you. Help me to follow you with the same intensity you have sought me.

God Bless You

When God created mankind, he made them in the likeness of God. 2 He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them “Mankind” when they were created.

3 When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth. 4 After Seth was born, Adam lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters. 5 Altogether, Adam lived a total of 930 years, and then he died. 6 When Seth had lived 105 years, he became the father of Enosh. 7 After he became the father of Enosh, Seth lived 807 years and had other sons and daughters. 8 Altogether, Seth lived a total of 912 years, and then he died.9 When Enosh had lived 90 years, he became the father of Kenan. 10 After he became the father of Kenan, Enosh lived 815 years and had other sons and daughters. 11 Altogether, Enosh lived a total of 905 years, and then he died.12 When Kenan had lived 70 years, he became the father of Mahalalel. 13 After he became the father of Mahalalel, Kenan lived 840 years and had other sons and daughters. 14 Altogether, Kenan lived a total of 910 years, and then he died. 15 When Mahalalel had lived 65 years, he became the father of Jared. 16 After he became the father of Jared, Mahalalel lived 830 years and had other sons and daughters. 17 Altogether, Mahalalel lived a total of 895 years, and then he died. 18 When Jared had lived 162 years, he became the father of Enoch. 19 After he became the father of Enoch, Jared lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters. 20 Altogether, Jared lived a total of 962 years, and then he died. 21 When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah. 22 After he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked faithfully with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters. 23 Altogether, Enoch lived a total of 365 years. 24 Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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