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Friday, October 3, 2014

Finding the Gospel in the Book of Genesis (Blogging Through the Bible)


I am so excited to share my S.O.A.P.s with you today! I hope you will share with me what you are learning during your time in the Word of God. Please leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

Here are my S.O.A.P.s for chapters 5 and 6 of Genesis:

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Genesis 5

Scripture: Not SOAPing a specific scripture today.

Observations: When reading the Bible, we can get impatient when we go through the genealogy sections and want to just rush over them. Years ago, a Pastor of mine showed me something wonderful here in Genesis 5. That’s what I’d like to share today.

Here’s what the Hebrew names listed in Genesis 5 mean in English:

Adam – Man
Seth – Appointed
Enosh – Mortal
Kenan – Sorrow
Mahalalel – The Blessed God
Jared – Shall come down
Enoch – Teaching
Methuselah – His death shall bring
Lamech – the despairing
Noah – rest or comfort

Here’s what we have when we put these name meanings together:

Man (is) appointed mortal sorrow; (but) the Blessed God shall come down teaching (that) His death shall bring (the) despairing rest.

Isn’t that just incredible! Here is the gospel message hidden within the genealogy of the book of Genesis! This experience taught me a very important lesson concerning God's Word - do not rush over any part of the Word; there a little nuggets of gold to be found all throughout its pages!

Application: Nothing that happens takes God by surprise. He knew we would need a Savior and already had His plan of redemption prepared in the very beginning.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, Your love for mankind is so obvious as I look into this chapter of Your Word this morning. I am comforted to know that nothing takes You by surprise and that You are in control even when it seems everything is falling apart. Thank You for putting in place a plan of redemption to restore our broken relationship. I pray that others who have yet to call on the name of Jesus will recognize their need of His forgiveness of their sins and call upon His name. It’s in the life-saving name of Jesus I pray. Amen!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Genesis 6

Scripture: Genesis 6:3 And the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”

Observations: The patience and mercy of God are seen here as He gives 120 years – the time that it took Noah to build the ark – to give man the chance to repent of their wickedness. 1 Peter 3:20 says “to those who were disobedient long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built.” Noah was a preacher of righteousness during the 120 years that he was building the ark (2 Peter 2:5 if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others;). Sadly it was only his family who entered the ark when the flood came.

Application: God is patient and merciful with mankind, but as we see here there will come a time of judgment from God. 2 Corinthians 6:2 tells us “…today is the day of salvation.” May it be so today for anyone who has yet to repent of their sins and ask for the forgiveness of God.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for Your patience and for Your mercy. Thank You for sending Jesus to live a perfect life and die for the sins of man. I pray that today will be the day of salvation for lost souls without the blood of Jesus applied to their lives. I pray their blinded eyes would be opened to the truth of their need of a Savior. I pray they would turn away from a life of sin and turn instead to a life surrendered to You. Thank You for opening my eyes Father. Help me to continue to live a life surrendered to You. Give me a heart for the lost and help me to share the hope we have through Jesus Christ. In the life-saving and powerful name of Jesus I pray. Amen!

***Now it's your turn! I can't wait to read your thoughts about these chapters!

Walking in His Grace, 

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  1. How do you get to know this God you write about? I hear people say they live for Him but how do you get a personal relationship with Him? How can you know that your saved and will go to heaven?


    1. Dear Betty, I'm so glad you asked! I get to know God by reading the Bible - His holy Word, and by talking to Him in prayer.

      We can enter into a personal relationship by praying the sinner's prayer which is admitting that you are a sinner in need of His forgiveness, and by admitting your belief in Jesus Christ Who came and lived a sinless life, then died on the cross for all of our sins and arose from the grave on the third day conquering sin and death.

      You can surely know that you are saved and will go to Heaven after saying the sinner's prayer. We are told in God's Word. Here's what God says in the Bible:

      Romans 10:9 says, "If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."


      1 John 5:12 says, "The one who has the Son has this eternal life; the one who does not have the Son of God does not have this eternal life."

      Here's a prayer you can pray from your heart:
      Heavenly Father, I come to you in need of Your forgiveness. I am a sinner and ask You to forgive me of my sins. I believe in Jesus, that He lived a sinless life, and then died on the cross for my own sins. I believe He rose from the grave on the third day conquering sin and death and is alive now in Heaven. Thank You, Jesus, for loving me and for dying for me. In Your Holy Name I pray. Amen!

      If you prayed this prayer from your heart, Betty, you are now in the family of God and will spend eternity in Heaven! The next thing you need to do is tell everyone you know that you've surrendered your life to Jesus. I would love to know too, so please leave me a comment below. I'm praying for you! :)


  2. Growing up we never went to church and there was alot of fighting and four letter words used. I was always told that I was worthless and no one could love me and my dad told me he hated me, so I guess i didn't believe God could or would love me. I have started reading the Bible and in Genesis 6 v6 God talked about it grieved in His heart. I never meant to grieve God with my sins. Do you think God will forgive me for this.

    1. Sin does grieve the heart of God, but when we come to God through Jesus Christ we can be forgiven of our sins. So yes, God can and will forgive you when you admit your sins and ask for His forgiveness.

      Praying for you,

  3. Hi there! Reading about Noah in Genesis 8 and 9. It talks about Noah and his family getting off of the Ark. They are told to be fruitful and multiply. Then Noah has a vineyard and becomes drunk. At one point, his sons cover his "nakedness" and Noah is mad at Canaan. I had some trouble understanding his part.

  4. Laurie I just had to tell you, I gave my heart to Jesus !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are the first person I'm telling. Thank you for your Kindness and prayers!!


    1. Praise the Lord Betty!!!!!! My heart is so overjoyed to hear this!! I am here for you and will continue to lift you up in prayer to God. I am so excited for you!!

      In His love,