3 Don’t When Reading Genesis

Genesis is hard enough as it is; here are three things NOT to do when reading the first book of the Bible (and to keep in mind as we read the rest of the Bible).  [This post first appeared on my blog, www.andrewforrest.org, 1/19/15.  I thought it might be helpful as we wrap up reading Genesis.  –AF]

"The Tower of Babel," by Pieter Brueghel
“The Tower of Babel,” by Pieter Brueghel [c. 1563]

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January 2 – Daily Notes – Amanda

Genesis 3:1-4:26:

  • So what was the first sin actually? It seems that it was trusting something else more than God.
  • 12-13 – Neither Adam or Eve takes direct responsibility for their actions.
  • Adam and Eve couldn’t obey God’s commands on their own so in order to protect them he put a barrier between them and more opportunity to sin.
  • 5 – Did God not have regard for Cain’s offering because he was not offering his best? Or was there another reason?
  • 26 – Before this, individuals had called upon the name of the Lord, prayed, and worshipped, but now families and people groups were gaining size and began to worship corporately.

 

Matthew 2:13-3:6:

  • 15 – Prophecy fulfilled.
  • 18 – Prophecy fulfilled.
  • 23 – Prophecy fulfilled.
  • Nazareth was a small village that couldn’t boast much.
  • 3 – Prophecy fulfilled.
  • John the Baptist was sent to prepare the way for Jesus. He taught similar messages, baptized, and encouraged people to repent and believe.

 

Proverbs 1:7-9:

  • All that we know should be filtered through our fear and respect of the Lord.