Well, for starters, each and every time I began to read, I couldn’t help but start singing the “In the Beginning” song from church. Serioulsy, I tried not to, but it didn’t work.
Anyway, I thought this was such interesting reading! And I have so read the creation story before but not six days in a row. Honestly though, I come out this side of reading with ALOT of questions. I don’t know why becuase it seems straight forward but I guess I’m all question-y this week. So I’ll ask and you answer, ok? Great, thanks 🙂
I guess the first question is: Is the seven days a literal SEVEN days as we know it? Or could it be some different length of time. It would seem that it is seven actual days by NLT because it says: “And evening passed and morning came, marking the first day.” Which would lead one to believe that it’s our length of day. I guess growing up that was one of the questions I had and the answer was always that it could be one day, it could be longer because God’s day could be different than ours. You know, not like it really matters because I know very well God could make whatever He wanted in seven days. Why not? He’s God. He can do whatever He wants. I wonder why He didn’t make it in one day?
Moving on. Next Question: Who was God talking to when He said in Chap 1:26: “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us.” I’m sure this is a reference to the trinitality of God (I think I just made up a word there) but I don’t remember many places in the Bible that God talks to the other parts of the trinity. Well, I guess Jesus talked to His Father when He was on Earth. I guess I just wondered why he said it that way. Obviously these are things I may only find out in heaven. I guess I just picture one God and not all three of them sitting around talking to eachother in heaven. Someone set me straight if you can, ok?
On that note, I loved remembering that we are created in God’s image. How great is that? I mean, it can help us imagine what God is like and that He wanted us to be like Him. It makes me want to strive harder to achieve that Christ-like goal.
Oh the serpant. Eve was convinced by the tricksy serpant to eat the fruit. I wonder if she had of known what she started would she still have eaten it? Maybe. But my point is, we are given free will to “eat the fruit” or leave it alone. Too many times in my life I have eaten the fruit when the serpant has made it look a-ok. And who knows what kind of reprecussions could come of me doing something I have been told not to do? We don’t know that. What we do know is we have been given a manual by which to live and doing what we’re told not to has to have a punishment. It’s making me think real hard about my choices. Hmmmmm.
Chapter 3, latter part of v. 16 “And you will desire to control your husband,
but he will rule over you.” Well now, that’s something I had missed before in reading these verses. I certainly do have a problem in that I like to try and control my husband. Can I just tell you that this very morning, I called and told him when he got home I was going to cut up his credit card because he never makes the payment on time? Um, yeah, I don’t think I should have said that. And I don’t think I can control him or his payment making abilites. I, instead, should be helping him by getting it set up online so I can do it. Darn, I’m annoying, eh?
Serioulsy, this review writing gets me EVERY time.
Ok, my next set of questions have to do with all the people that there seems to suddenly be upon the Earth. So, did Adam and Eve’s children marry eachother to make more people or what? Does anyone know this for sure? I know they lived for a LONG time and therefore could have tonnes of children but I don’t get it.
I like the geneology of Adam to Noah. I think that sort of stuff is interesting and can you imagine living that long? Not me. I’d be bored. Does anyone know more about Enoch and the fact that he lived in close fellowship with the Lord and just disappeared? So interesting!
I need some help with this one too: Chapter 6:4 “In those days, and for some time after, giant Nephilites lived on the earth, for whenever the sons of God had intercourse with women, they gave birth to children who became the heroes and famous warriors of ancient times.” Who are the “sons of God” and why are they having intercourse with human women? Where they not human? What is this whole new thing I know nothing about??
I’m so looking forward to reading the other reviews. I peeked and saw that there were already two besides Shannon’s! What an exciting week!