February 3, 2009

Accosting God

Genesis 4:26
And as for Seth, to him also a son was born; and he named him Enosh. Then men began to call on the name of the LORD.
About that word 'call,' the lexicon says 7121 is "rather identical with 7122 through the idea of accosting a person met."

Why then?

Possible reasons:
  • God had stopped appearing on the earth (as he did to Adam and Cain).
  • The first grandchild was born.
  • The housing, music and metal industries were established.
  • The first man, Adam, died (of natural causes).
  • or simply, it was God's timing for no other reason than that (it was anyway).
  • or something else I'm missing.
Disruptions in our relationships can drive us closer to God. 

Allow them to in your life, too!

Genesis 5:1-11
This is the book of the genealogy of Adam. In the day that God created man, He made him in the likeness of God. He created them male and female, and blessed them and called them Mankind in the day they were created.

And Adam lived one hundred and thirty years, and begot a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth. After he begot Seth, the days of Adam were eight hundred years; and he had sons and daughters. So all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years; and he died.

Seth lived one hundred and five years, and begot Enosh. After he begot Enosh, Seth lived eight hundred and seven years, and had sons and daughters. So all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years; and he died.

Enosh lived ninety years, and begot Cainan. After he begot Cainan, Enosh lived eight hundred and fifteen years, and had sons and daughters. So all the days of Enosh were nine hundred and five years; and he died.
During the lifetime of Enosh:
  • The first man died (of natural causes).
  • Cainan was born.
  • God took Enoch.

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