Cain and Abel don't get along and it gives me hope when it comes to my kids. In the book of genesis, east refers to a direction away from God and his protection and care. So it's no wonder God sent Cain east. Have you ever wondered about this town Cain went to? Was it already there or did he build it? Genesis has a lot of tough questions, but one thing is for sure...when I disobey God I always find myself east of him. How about you?
Now comes the flood. Step one in the redemptive work. It's amazing how bad off humanity can get in just 7 short chapters.
Did you make it through all the names in chapter 5?! Did you notice in verse 24 that Enoch disappeared? You never know what cool stuff will pop up in the genealogies.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.
Come journey with us as we read through the Bible in a year. It is our desire to hear what God wants from us and to know his promises as well as warnings. Each day we will read a text and together we will share what we are learning and encourage one another to finish the goal!