After reading these scriptures over and over again, the common theme that sticks out to me is the destructiveness of sin and the way God handles it. These scriptures reminded me of the separation and how sin keeps me from doing the will of the Lord. The enemy uses various techniques to pull us into sinful nature, but we have the ability to resist the sin. There is hope!
These scriptures span Adam and Eve’s temptation in the Garden of Eden. It talks of the jealousy between two of their sons Cain and Abel. Cain kills Abel, and following that God gives Adam and Eve another son, Seth. Then the genealogy is covered form Adam to Noah. Those in the line all lived a long life compared to today’s standards. Methuselah lived the longest, 969 years. As mankind grew so did the wickedness in the world. The Lord saw much wickedness in the world and decided to wipe out the evil. He told Noah to get his family and animals and build an arc. God flooded the world for 150 days and promised never to flood the world on that scale again. Noah’s son’s, Shem, Ham, and Japheth had sons and they led to many nations.
This group of scriptures show the destructiveness of sin, but also of His loving grace that redeems us. Thankfully, He sent his son in the New Testament to redeem us. I’m thankful that we are not held captive by sin. We have been redeemed.
Romans 6:22-23 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Isn’t it great to know that we have been freed from sin?