The lesson of Cain and Able should be a reminder to us of how God expects us to worship him. Our best offerings should be to our Creator, God.
The question from God to Cain, “Where is your brother?”…Cain’s response to God, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” God’s question to Cain begs to remind us that God expects us to be responsible for how we regard mankind.
For thought…Does God expect us to be our brother’s (mankind) keeper?
Bible trivia fascinates me:) So this time through these particular chapter, I was drawn to the timing of the events that took place in Genesis 8. Using our calendar as the baseline:
*The global flood started on February 17th (7:11).
*It wasn’t until 40 days into it (March 29th), that enough water had flooded the earth to lift the ark and all of it’s contents.
*The earth was flooded for 150 days (’til July 17th), before the water began to recede. At this point, the bottom of the ark was rested on top of the Ararat Mountains (which are approximately 17,000 feet up above the ground).
*But it wasn’t until October 1st (76 days later) that the tops of the mountains could actually be seen.
*Forty days later (November 9th) Noah sent out the raven and the dove to see if the flood waters had left from the land, but they had not.
*Seven days later (November 16th) he tried again, and this time they had. So, he waited seven more days (’til November 23rd) and sent the dove back out a third time, and this time it didn’t return. Finally, on January 1st–Happy New Year!!–which was 38 days later, Noah removed the covering from the ark and was able to look down and see the top of the ground was dry again.
*But, it wasn’t for another 57 days (February 27th) before the earth was completely dry [beyond just the surface]. It was this day–February 27th (one year & 10 days after the flood began)–that God gave Noah the okay to exit everyone and everything from the ark.
Wow! God will get His point across to us in His own way, and release us from “His own way” in His own time. Even if it looks to us like everything is clear enough to give it another go, He may have us wait “in His way” 57 more days [figuratively] to protect us from danger(s) beneath the surface that would suck us in! What an awesome God we serve:)
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