Tuesday, October 29
Adam to Babel
Today's reading: Genesis 1-11
Before we move on to Genesis 12, where we meet Abram and begin the detailed story of the nation of Israel, let's take today to look back and think about what God revealed to us through the accounts in Genesis 1-11 of Adam through the tower of Babel.
While there were many good lessons in these chapters, the one lesson that stood out prominently to me was the sinfulness of our human hearts, and how our choosing to do what we want versus what God has for us grieves God. These past weeks reading and considering Genesis 1-11, this passage from Jeremiah 17 kept coming to my mind:
"The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is? But I, the LORD, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve." (Jeremiah 17:9-10, NLT)
Thank you, God, for your Word and the lessons it contains for our daily lives. Forgive us for when we have chosen our way instead of yours, and as we move forward, guide and direct our choices so that we can live more fully for you.
What significant lesson or message did God impress on your heart as you read through and considered the accounts in Genesis 1-11? How will you respond (or have responded) to this message? Tami
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