Day 1: Genesis 1-24, Psalm 1-6, Matthew 1-8
Let’s start with Genesis (:
Ok so first off, Genesis 1:3. “And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.” HOLY CRAP. How awesome is that? I mean, yeah I already knew that but reading it again… it’s like dude. He’s THAT powerful. Blew my mind. I can also imagine Him saying it in a dramatic, booming voice. Ha (:
Then I got to Genesis 1:20. This threw me off a bit. Why did God create the birds with the fish and not land animals? Most birds don’t swim… And on that note, since He created the water animals on the 5th day and the land animals on the 6th day, when did he create frogs, hippos, crocodiles, etc? Ok, maybe that isn’t a super important question but still. Food for thought.
Genesis 1:26 says that God created man on the 6th day and verse 27 goes on to say “…male and female, He created them.” But He didn’t create Adam and Eve until chapter two. Does this mean that there were other people on the Earth BEFORE Adam and Eve? I was always taught at church camp and such that Adam and Eve were the first humans, but that suggests otherwise. Unless of course I’m missing something in which case, I’d very much appreciate some clarification (:
I remember when I was little, sitting in Sunday School coloring pictures of Adam and Eve leaving the garden of Eden wearing nothing but leaves. Now I know that those pictures were inaccurate. The Bible says in Genesis 3:20 that God made clothes for them out of animal skins before he commenced in kicking them out. In addition, it says that God placed a Cherubim with a fiery sword in front of the gate to the garden to keep people out. Well, I always imagined a Cherubim looking like this:
so needless to say, I got a pretty funny mental picture of that. I just realized though that the babies like that above are CHERUBS. Not Cherubims. Haha, my bad (:
Genesis 3:17-5 —-> Those kids have some weird names. They definitely got picked on in school. And Methuselah? 969 years old? REALLY?! What could you POSSIBLY want to be on Earth that long for? That’s insane. Did he get so old he ended up looking Yoda-esque or did they just age a lot slower than we do now? Probably the second since the earth was younger and there was less polution and stuff like that. I don’t know.
THEN I got to the flood. I sat there for a few minutes trying to figure out where all that water went. The Word simply says it dried up. Is that why it’s so humid in South Carolina? The floodwater is still in the air? Hahah, nah, I think God probably used a Shamwow! (:
I didn’t really understand Genesis 9:20-24. Noah got drunk and passed out naked. Ham went in there and saw him, so Noah decided to curse him? Yeah makes total sense. Wait, what? No it doesn’t.
And btdub, why is “Nimrod” an insult if Nimrod was an actual guy who was the first REALLY powerful man? Not making much since here, mankind.
Well, that’s all I have time to type up tonight. Early day tomorrow. Gotta get ready for my flight. If I have time, I’ll try to at least finish typing day one of Genesis before I leave. If not, I’ll catch everyone up on Days 1-6 when I get back on Sunday. Thanks for reading! (:
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