ASV notes on Genesis 11:31-32

Seems like Haran the older brother of Abraham (Abram) was a lot older than Nahor and Abraham and had daughters that Nahor could marry. Haran died in Ur of the Chaldeans and the rest of the family decided to move North West to the land of Canaan.

They went along the trade route with caravans carrying goods to trade in other cities. Along this rout there were towns/cities they could stay in and buy what they needed. It was a long journey, but they had a lot of cattle and flocks so this was their way of living moving from place to place finding food for their animals.

After a long time, probably years, they arrived in Haran and decided to stay there. My opinion is that the place they stopped and stayed in was fertile with lots of water and provision and they named the place Haran after their late brother. There Terah died at the age of 205 and Abraham and his wife were ready to continue further west to the land of Canaan.

ASV notes on Genesis 10:5-14 and questions to consider

שלום חברי

רוח הקודש

Looks to me that every country has its people and language, being build up by families. A nation has its personality characterized by certain people, language and togetherness in groups and the building material that keeps everything solid and in balance is the family. What is a family; child/children and someone looking after them, father and child/children, mother and child/children, but the most common constellation is father and mother looking after, caring for their child or children. Strong families mean strong countries.  

The descendants of Ham one of the sons of Noah; From Mizraim came the Egyptians, from Casluhim the son of Mizraim came the Philistines. And from Cush, one of the sons of Ham came Nimrod, a mighty king that ruled over Assyria and built several cities among them the great city of Nineveh.

Questions to consider

  1. What makes a country strong?
  2. How would you describe a family?
  3. Has a country it’s own personality?

ASV notes on Genesis 10:15-23 and 32

Noah cursed his grandson Canaan the son of Ham whose sons populated the territory from Sidon in Lebanon as far as Gaza, this area includes the today Israel.

Shem the son of Noah was not the first born, but from him came the Hebrews and also the Syrians. So Shem began the line that lead to Joseph and Mary the “father” and mother of Jesus.

ASV mark on Genesis 10:32

After the flood the life on earth restarted on the top of Mount Ararat where Noah and his family, 8 persons in all, left the wooden box and started to settle. The people on the earth started with Adam and Eve, and then restarted with Shem, Ham and Japheth, That was the beginning and all the population of the world spread from there. The beginning is neither from China nor from Egypt.

ASV notes on Genesis 9:1-7

ASV notes on Genesis 9:1-5

God blessed Noah and his family and told them to be fruitful and multiply, children are a blessing in all countries on earth, we should look after them and give them education and protection.

Verse 3 gives man every moving thing to be food for him; this did now change from vegetables to meat. Man can eat all kind of meat, but without the blood in it. In verse 5 it seems like God communicates with the blood in all living and man and animal must answer for all blood that is taken. The world might not find the murderer and sentence him, but God has already done it.

This verse makes dead sentence right and legal. But it has to be investigated if the taken of blood was intentional or not. God’s motive for the dead sentence is surprising and not common known. God made man in His image, and when murder is committed, someone like God is killed. We are of God’s spirit and the spirits are communicating with each other, blood speaks to blood. The reason for the dead sentence is that God created man in His image and that image is connected to God, no man is left on his own.

Again I will say and make it clear, to have children is a blessing, the circumstances do not matter, we have to respect the new born life as a blessing and look after the child created in the image of God. God is good and able, in him is the provision for all.

 

ASV notes on Genesis 9:20-21 and 26

ASV notes on Genesis 9:20-21

We are all born sinners, the sin is there for the devil to exploit and affect our way of thinking. We need to keep our mind on God, not now and then, but every day, all the day. You cannot be serious, yes I am serious, I am dead serious, the life with Jesus is a walk, Jesus in your life is walking on the narrow road, you have to keep up, and you cannot resist sinning and the devil on your own, follow Jesus or you are left behind.

Noah wanted a good life, as you and me, and he made wine and drank it to feel even better than only being with God and his family. By doing that he messed up a lot and got his grandson cursed. The life with God is not satisfying your flesh all the time, but the flesh is your enemy, it is against you, God is for you, and with Jesus you will have a Good life here and now.

ASV notes on Genesis 9:26

Noah was a sinner as you and me, but God made him prophesy for his family, for the future mankind. Can God use sinners? Well He has no other, Noah though being a sinner was obedient to God’s word; he spent about 50 years building a wooden box on inland probably far from water, believing God. Noah walked with God in patience and faith. As God told Cain that the sin is there and crouching at the door, but you must master it. To master the sin God gave us Jesus, who mastered the sin and saved us from it.

ASV notes on Genesis 8:2 and 8:15-17 and questions to consider

שלום חברי

ASV notes on Genesis 8:2

Here it seems like the fountains of the deep also were closed, indicating that there still is water in the center of the earth.

ASV notes on Genesis 8:15-17

When reading how God watched Noah and his family on top of the water and how God was talking to Noah it is of vital importance to consider that God is the same today as He was in the days of Noah. If He talked to Noah with love and care, He can do the same to you.

No, now you can say, Noah was of vastly more importance than me, no, he wasn’t, what made Noah important to God, was the fact that God considered Noah righteous and that Noah listened to God and did what He told him. You are treated in the same way, it depends on righteousness, not on Noah, and not on you, but on Jesus, being in you or not.

question to consider

  1. Is God talking to you?
  2. Are you as important to God as Noah was?

ASV notes on Genesis 9:13-17

ASV notes on Genesis 9:13-17

There is difference between God and science, God made everything and scientists is trying to understand it. Before this time in the history of the world a rainbow in the sky was never seen, it wasn’t there, but now God made a covenant with all living and the sign was the rainbow in the clouds, and suddenly the rainbow was there to be seen. God is God and He never changes, but science is changing whenever they detect something new.

What did God promise all living in this covenant, not to destroy all flesh? No He didn’t, He promised not any more to destroy all flesh with a flood of water.

In verse 16, God said; “I will [solemnly] remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth”

This everlasting covenant is not just between God and man, no it also includes animals, crawling things and flying creature and all living in the water. Being in the nature we should respect all living, for instance insects, they are so fantastic, and beautiful and effective, God respected them and made this covenant also with them.

God in the words of Solomon said that the wisdom could be seen in the work and life of ants. Jesus said that we should look at the birds. When outside, take your time and look at the creation with respect and wonder, God made it all for us to enjoy and care for.

ASV notes on Genesis 8:20-21

ASV notes on Genesis 8:20-21

Noah build and alter and offered clean animals and birds to God, Noah loved God in his heart and God felt it and received the offerings and God smelled the pleasing aroma, looks like God was content and promises that He never again will curse the ground because of man. This looks promising, but then God gives the reason for not cursing the ground anymore; “for the intent of man’s heart is wicked from his youth.”

God confirmed that in man there was no hope of salvation, Noah was considered righteous, but the hope was not in him, and it had to come from heaven. You can try to do good, help others, support good works, it does not matter, your heart is wicked from your youth, and every single baby borne on earth is born wicked.

ASV notes on Genesis 8:22

ASV notes on Genesis 8:22

In this verse there might be buried some future truth, God is talking about the condition; “While the earth remains.” This earth is not going to remain for ever, considering this physical earth, but there is a spiritual perfect earth and it will be a time when seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night will stop existing.

Those with Jesus will not get tired anymore, no need for sleep, no need to labour for food, no money to worry about, no struggle with your neighbour, the “time” has gone, the past, present and future is in the present with God.

ASV notes on Genesis 7:1-5

ASV notes on Genesis 7:1-5

Now it was time for action and God gave Noah one week to prepare and fill the box with animals, crawling things and flying creatures. God followed the work of Noah and his family carefully and knew when they were ready to go. Today as well, God knows exactly what is happening on the earth, in details with every human, billions of people, He cares for every single one of them. God knows, but He is not running the show, He sent Jesus to earth and now The Holy Spirit is there for you. It is simple, you just ask Jesus into your life, Romans 10:9-13, and you’re on the heavenly track on earth, your life is filled with blessings and hope instead of gloom and death founded on lies.

Verse 5; “So Noah did all that the LORD commanded him.” When God gives a command the ability to do it is included by the finger of God. When you are doing something in your own strength, you are your own blessing. Like when you buy a car or a house you are your own assurance, your life on your own is a life in insecurity. We need Jesus He is a natural part of us, without Him we are blind and dead, we are the “walking dead” but also blind.