ASV notes on Genesis 15:1-8

After that Abraham had come back from beating the four kings and bringing Lot and his family back and after having met Melchizedek and the Sodom king, God and Abraham had a conversation about the future, an important and interesting talk.

This was a time of war, Abraham had just killed a lot of people from the east, soldiers of the four kings of Mesopotamia land, he had killed a lot of fathers and sons and could expect vengeance from their families, but also he had gained a lot of respect in the land of Canaan and in the valley of Jordan. Abraham was loved and hated.

Then God met him and the first thing He said to Abraham was; “Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; Your reward shall be very great.” Humanly speaking this was a time for uncertainty and fear for Abraham, but God made it clear to him that He was stronger and greater than any of his enemies and would protect him and his family, like God did in Egypt.

What happened next was that Abraham believed God; he had experienced God for a long time and this together with the closeness to God resulted in faith. God saw that Abraham believed in his heart and that made Abraham righteous, he was credited the righteousness of Jesus.

What made Abraham believe God in these times of fear and war, the reason is all the words from the mouth of God that Abraham had heard and collected in his heart. The faith comes from hearing. If what you hear comes from the world and medics your faith will be in the world and in the medics, but hearing the word of God will result in believing God.

Sarah could not have children; But God took Abraham outside his tent and told him that his descendants would be as numerous as the stars in the sky. Abraham believed in God’s greatness, but still he did not believe this in his head, his thinking was based on the fact that Sarah could not have children and he said to God shall this Eliezer from Damascus inherit all that I have.

Abraham believed that God had a plan, but what was it, did God mean that he should take another wife that could give him children? God just said that this Eliezer should not inherit him and left it there for Abraham to believe in his good and reliable friend God, YAHAWAH.

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 6:9-10 and 11-12

ASV notes on Genesis 6:9-10 and 11-12

Noah and his family were no better than the rest of the sinful people around him, like you if you are borne again and walk with Jesus every day, you are not better than murders and thieves around you. The righteousness of Noah was not in Noah, but in the fact that he walked with God every day. You can say that he walked with God, but not every day. Yes every day, God is walking; if you are not walking with Him every day you are left behind.

Noah was preaching the word of God and that made him righteous in the eyes of the LORD, God is not demanding perfection, He looks to your heart and notice your intention of your actions. God influenced Noah with His goodness and Noah led it on to his family.

Now the population on earth was so corrupt and debased in moral and violence, the world was rotten and it was stinking and decomposing, there were no rescue. Like when you forgot some meat in the fridge and when you found it, the meat was useless and stank and polluted everything in the fridge.

Only with God you can resist the development of sin in your life, there is no resistance power in your flesh, or in yourself. Against the sin in us, exploited by the devil, the master of seduction you have no chance.