Summary: Part 6 of this series reveals through Chapter 5 of Genesis an extraordinary discovery; that even in the beginning of time, God would provide salvation for His creation in the blessed name of Jesus.
Discovering Genesis, Part 6
- Rev 4:11 says, “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”
- We saw last week info that is critical to our understanding of the issues we face
- Jude 1:11says, “they have gone the way of Cain …” (What’s this mean?)
-- Cain decided that his offering was fine; and there’s no reason for respect
- Cain comes with this ego the size of Israel that he and God are on the same level
- (v9) shows us Cain’s response: How dare God say these things to me?
-- As if to imply: “I don’t like what God is saying, so I will show Him!”
-- We do the same thing: I don’t like what the preacher said so I’ll just leave
-- Or, even more devastating: “I don’t like feeling convicted so everyone around me is about to have a VERY bad day because I can’t take it out on God.”
- (v13) If Cain’s punishment was greater than he could bear; why not just repent?
- God was providing the way by continuing to communicate; but he never learned
-- The provision God was making here was mercy through grace; as always (Jesus)
-- But Cain, in his pride still, requests to be hidden from God’s face (v14)
-- However, do you see the provision of God still on this murderer’s life?
- (v15) God puts a mark on him, and protects him for his entire life
-- There is no real relevance to what the mark is/was; but it signifies God’s hand
-- Protection is something God always desires for His children; if they repent
- This morning, we will see the first, and most amazing, reference to Jesus Christ
- Read Genesis 5:1-32
Point 1 – A Hidden Message (1-32)
- God does something amazing here in Genesis Chapter 5
- He reveals these 10 generations, and has Moses record them; but why?
- The reason may actually surprise you; and this morning we will see why
- There are 10 generations listed in the beginning of Genesis
- These generations list the descendants of Adam and go straight to Noah
- We generally know about the flood (study starts tonight), but why these 10?
- After researching this and examining it, I think it will greatly surprise you
- Adam’s name means man. As the first man, that seems straight forward enough
-- Gen 2:7, “Then the LORD God formed a man[c] from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”
- The Hebrew for man (Adam) may be related to the Hebrew for ground (adamah)
- Adam’s son was named Seth, which means appointed.
-- Eve said, "God has granted me another child in place of Abel, since Cain killed him." (Genesis 4:25)
- Seth’s son was called Enosh, which means mortal, frail, or miserable.
- This name is from the root word of “anash”, which means “to be incurable”
-- Also means “used of a wound, grief, woe, sickness, or wickedness”
- It was in the days of Enosh that men began to defile the name of the Living God.
- Enosh’s son was named Kenan, which can mean sorrow, dirge, or requiem.