ASV notes on Genesis 22:11-14

שלום חברי

The obedience of Abraham testified that he feared his God. Abraham loved his God, but in this love is also fear, not trembling fear, but a kind of great respect that God always wants the best for his children, Abraham, and his descendants. Abraham’s faith was important to God.

Abraham had given God the most precious he had on this earth, God wants to be loved with the best we have. Then God loved Abraham back, because Abraham gave his son Isaac, God is responding by giving His son for the descendants of Abraham, the Hebrews and then the whole world.

To kill Isaac wouldn’t have helped anybody, but sacrificing the Son of God would give the entire world a way to “life” on earth and a life forever with God in heaven. Jesus died for the sin in us to give us a new spirit to overcome the sin in our life.

ASV notes on Genesis 1:24-25 and questions

שלום חברי

Speaking

Then once again God started the day by speaking, “God said”, He is using words to create, the words of God is heavenly magic, they are wonders from the mouth of God, He did it all by words. We should pay reverence to the words God spoke, and to the Words, He speaks.

Willing

God said, “Let the earth bring forth” He is willing the earth to bring forth, God is communicating with His creation by words, everything is pivoting around words. We should be very attentive when God is talking. God is spirit and we are humans, we have to learn to think like God, to see the truth in every word God speaks.

To their kind

God gave the earth the responsibility to bring forth living creature according to their kind, so the earth is looking after and feeding the living creatures and makes they stay to their kind. What does “to their kind” mean? In verses, 24 and 25 God is mentioning to their kind three times, it must be very important. God is explaining to us that a cow is a cow, a goat is a goat and a sheep is a sheep, don’t mess with it.

Respect

God also told the earth to bring forth “livestock, crawling things, and wild animals” God made the livestock to be livestock (cows, sheep, goats dogs, cats and so on). If you have a pet, it should be among the livestock. In addition, God made crawling things to be crawling things, not livestock and not pets.

Man

God also made wild animals; they are not just animals, but also wild. You don’t put wild animals in cages, they are wild and belong to the “wild” their beauty are in the free, among trees, on mountains or in rivers and they are definitely not pets. God is now halfway through on day six of the creation, all the animals are created, now He is going to create someone to be with like a friend, to have fellowship with, the man (Humans).

Questions

  1. How important are words?
  2. What did bring forth living creatures?
  3. What does to their kind means?