Monday, September 27, 2010

Extended Quiet Times: Genesis

So another good way to "not waste my unemployment" - extended quiet times!

There are days that I have hours - and I mean HOURS - to read. And oh how I love to read! And as far as time spent in the Word, I've decided to re-read the Bible all the way through, from beginning to end. I have stuck in Genesis for awhile now. And I mean delightfully stuck. Think I spent about a week and a half in the first two chapters alone. It was so great to meditate on the creation account. Amazing.

And then the Fall, are you kidding me?!? Why wouldn't I spend a lot of time on that? The implications for our world and in my life... Yeah...

Then in Genesis 6, specifically verse 4 "The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown."- I mean, what is that about? Who are they? So curious!!

The lives of Noah, Abraham and Sarah, Hagar and Ishmael, Isaac and Rebekah, Jacob and Esau, Leah and Rachel, the 12 sons, and now I'm reading about Joseph. Whew! Fascinating to see how God worked in their lives - and amazing to know that that same God is working in my life!

Speaking of the 12 sons, there is the 1 daughter that doesn't get much play time in the Bible. However, I spent another good chunk of time, maybe a week, on the account of Dinah. Yes, the whole sordid affair. I will give you a hint as to why - the last sentence, verse 31 "But they replied, "Should he have treated our sister like a prostitute?"

So, if you ever find yourself unemployed, and thinking "what will I do with all this time?" just consider how much you can spend in God's Word!

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