Genesis 5 Part 2–Establishing a Godly Legacy

Whenever I review the lineage of Adam to Noah, I am reminded that the Bible is not a comprehensive ancestry guide, but the History of a lineage of people that ultimately became God’s chosen ones.  Four names really stand out in the lineage to me.  1st and foremost to me was Enoch.  He only lived on earth for 368 years, but in that time, he stood out so much as a man of God, that God simply refused to let him die.  God decided to simply take him and leave. 

Enoch

That becomes significant.  He was the Father of Methuselah.  Methuselah’s name means When He dies then comes judgement.  Interestingly, He lives longer than any other person.  What a picture of God’s patience.

Mehusaleh


His son was Lamech–Noah’s Dad.  By the time Noah’s dad was on the scene, the world was a mess.  Yet because Lamech was the grandson of Enoch, the son of
Methuselah and the Father of Noah, Noah became the last man to live a Godly legacy before the flood.  It was a lineage of God honoring men that saved the world, No single superhero , but a product of godliness that reached back for more than a thousand years. 

Noah


We need to see life as an opportunity to leave a legacy that will go on for many generations. If we could commit to living that way, we could go down in the annals of History as that family that honored God for Generations.  Not a bad epitaph if one says so themselves.


God Bless You


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

When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth. After Seth was born, Adam lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Adam lived a total of 930 years, and then he died.

When Seth had lived 105 years, he became the father[b] of Enosh. After he became the father of Enosh, Seth lived 807 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Seth lived a total of 912 years, and then he died.

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.

25 When Methuselah had lived 187 years, he became the father of Lamech. 26 After he became the father of Lamech, Methuselah lived 782 years and had other sons and daughters. 27 Altogether, Methuselah lived a total of 969 years, and then he died.

28 When Lamech had lived 182 years, he had a son. 29 He named him Noah[c] and said, “He will comfort us in the labor and painful toil of our hands caused by the ground the Lord has cursed.” 30 After Noah was born, Lamech lived 595 years and had other sons and daughters. 31 Altogether, Lamech lived a total of 777 years, and then he died.

32 After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth.

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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