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Two Amazing things about Seth’s lineage were longevity and distinction. When you think about it, Seth was able to talk about the things he learned from his Dad to Methuselah. I am sure the oral tradition of the growth of men on the earth did not seem far away since most of those at the beginning were able to see it happen. It must have been amazing for Lamech and Noah to hear all the things from the beginning as told by Enosh, or Enoch.
The other amazing thing would have been to see men grow more independent from God–With God still being so close. It had to be heart breaking to watch relatives grow more and more evil around you, while you enjoyed the peace of simply following him. Seth’s line continued to be set apart because they believed and worshiped God.
It is the same today. We are set apart because, despite what the world has to say, we continue to believe what God says and do what he commands. As we do, we enjoy peace and order in the midst of life’s chaos. The world perceives the difference as strange and condemns us for it–as they did back in The days of Methuselah, Lamech and Noah. But, God rewards our distinction with eternal life and a full and meaningful journey on earth. It is a great Life when we are distinct from the world as we know it.
God Bless You
When Jared was 162 years old, he became the father of Enoch. 19 After the birth of Enoch, Jared lived another 800 years, and he had other sons and daughters. 20 Jared lived 962 years, and then he died.
21 When Enoch was 65 years old, he became the father of Methuselah. 22 After the birth of Methuselah, Enoch lived in close fellowship with God for another 300 years, and he had other sons and daughters. 23 Enoch lived 365 years, 24 walking in close fellowship with God. Then one day he disappeared, because God took him.
25 When Methuselah was 187 years old, he became the father of Lamech. 26 After the birth of Lamech, Methuselah lived another 782 years, and he had other sons and daughters. 27 Methuselah lived 969 years, and then he died.
28 When Lamech was 182 years old, he became the father of a son. 29 Lamech named his son Noah, for he said, “May he bring us relief[d] from our work and the painful labor of farming this ground that the Lord has cursed.” 30 After the birth of Noah, Lamech lived another 595 years, and he had other sons and daughters. 31 Lamech lived 777 years, and then he died.
32 After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth