"My Bible Study"

A Verse by Verse Sequential Devotional for Your Bible Study with Pastor Robert Thibodeau

Episode 24

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30th Jan 2020

Genesis Chapter Five Verses 15-21

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Genesis 5:15-17 "And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared:" "And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters:" "And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he died."

It sometimes seems that these genealogies go on and on. We see that these men were men of God and lived long lives. In verse 18 below, we will see the righteous Enoch, not the son of Cain, but rather the seventh from Adam through the line of Seth. Keep in mind "seven" means spiritually complete.

Genesis 5:18-20 "And Jared lived a hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch:" "And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:" "And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died."

Though man was driven out of paradise, yet the earth itself was then some what like a paradise; a garden in comparison with its present state today. Some think, that their knowledge of the creatures and their usefulness both, for their food and medicine, together with their sobriety and temperance, contributed much to it their long life.

Yet we do not find that those who were intemperate, as many were (Luke 17:27), as short - lived as temperate men generally are now. So, we can infer that if you lived a life that as not Godly, even then as it is today, life will be cut short.

 Verses 21-24: “Enoch walked with God”: The verb employed signifies “to walk about” or “to live,” and the preposition denotes intimacy, fellowship (Jude 14-15 reveal his ministry and evidently his powerful preaching as well).

Genesis 5:21-23 "And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:" "And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:" "And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:"

Enoch was the seventh from Adam. And as we will study next time, he only lived until, what would be considered, mid-life!

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Episode 23

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28th Jan 2020

Genesis Chapter Five Verses 4-14

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We must take note that this was not Adam's first son. Adam had Cain and Abel before Seth, but the lineage that would be followed throughout the Bible would be through Seth.  It is highly likely that Able had children. Why God chose not to follow that lineage is not known. Nor are any of Able’s descendant, if there are any, listed.

Genesis 5:4 "And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:"

You see, in none of these Scriptures did Moses go into detail about how many sons and daughters. My own opinion of the longevity of life for this early humanity was so they could populate the earth. I can’t prove it…but you can’t disprove it either! Amen!

Genesis 5:5 "And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died."

“Nine hundred and thirty years”: These are literal years marking unusual length of life which are accounted for by the pre-Flood environment provided by the earth being under a canopy of water, filtering out the ultraviolet rays of the sun and producing a much more moderate and healthful condition – which we covered before. 

Genesis 5:6 "And Seth lived a hundred and five years, and begat Enos:"

And Seth lived a hundred and five years, and begat Enos. Not that this was his firstborn, no doubt but he had other children before this time; but this is only mentioned, because it carried the lineage and descent directly from Adam to Noah, the father of the new world, and from whom the Messiah was to spring; and whose genealogy is to give us a principal view of this book, or account of generations from Adam to Noah.

Genesis 5:7-8 "And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters:" "And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died."

And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years, and he died”, as did his father Adam before him. 

Genesis 5:9-11"And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan:" "And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters:" "And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and he died."

We have here all that the Holy Ghost thought fit to leave upon record concerning five of the patriarchs before the flood, Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, and Jared. 

Genesis 5:12-14 "And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel:" "And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters:" "And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died."

Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, and Jared. That which is especially observable, is, that they all lived very long; not one of them died 'till he had seen almost eight hundred years. And some much longer; a great while for an immortal soul to be imprisoned in a house of clay in a corrupt world.

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Episode 22

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25th Jan 2020

Genesis Chapter Five Verses 1-3

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In chapter 5, we begin with the genealogy of the patriarchs. In the last lesson, we were looking at the evil ancestors of Adam's family. Now with Seth, we are looking at the Godly line through which the Savior would come.

In the third chapter of Luke, you can follow right back to Adam through his son Seth. Luke 3:38 "Which was [the son] of Enos, which was [the son] of Seth, which was [the son] of Adam, which was [the son] of God."

Verses 1-2: “Called their name Adam”: This is the generic use of “Adam”, which contrasts with Adam as a proper name in this same context (verse 3)

Genesis 5:1 "This [is] the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;"

“The likeness of God” (see notes on 1:26).

Genesis 5:2 "Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created."

“Called their name Adam”: In naming man, God declared His own dominion over all creation (Matt. 19:4; Mark 10:6).  Remember how God had Adam name every living creature? And whatever Adam called them, that is what they were named?  We learned then, that was God demonstrating to all of Creation that MAN had dominion. Giving names is a form of demonstrating dominion. Just like the King of Babylon gave Babylonian names to Daniel, Shadrach and Abendigo. He was demonstrating his dominion over them. Here, God named his Man calling him Adam. This was God demonstrating dominion. Then, He gave Adam dominion by allowing him to name all of the animals, etc.

Genesis 5:3 "And Adam lived a hundred and thirty years, and begat [a son] in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:"

“In his own likeness, after his image”: The human image and likeness in which God created mankind was procreatively passed to the second generation and to all generations which follow. Even to today!

We must take note that this was not Adam's first son. Adam had Cain and Abel before Seth, but the lineage that would be followed throughout the Bible would be through Seth. 

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Episode 21

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23rd Jan 2020

Genesis Chapter Four Verses 10-26

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When God asks Cain, "Where is your brother?" Cain responds in an arrogant manner and basically tells God, "If you're God, you should already know!"

Then God responds, “Listen; your brother's blood is crying out to me from the ground! And now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand. When you till the ground, it will no longer yield to you its strength; you will be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth." (Gen. 4:10-12

And he said what hast thou done?

I know what thou hast done; thou hast slain thy brother, thine own, thine only brother, a holy, righteous, and good man, who never gave thee any offence, or any just occasion for shedding his innocent blood. This God spoke because He said as knew what Cain had done. God was still trying to impress his mind with a sense of the evil, and to bring him to a confession of it, before the sentence was passed, that it might appear to all to be just, and of which there was full proof and evidence, as follows: the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground!

Society continued to degrade into depravity. So much so, that Cain's descendent, Lamech, committed murder as well. He tried to pass it off as if he was innocent.

Bottom line, when God cursed the ground, it was on the ground, not on Adam. But when Cain committed his sin, it brought a curse on HIM.

What could the godly line of Seth—narrowed eventually to only Noah and his family—do against a culture so depraved that God would eventually decide to utterly destroy it?

That's what we will be studying as we move forward.

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Episode 20

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20th Jan 2020

Genesis Chapter Four Verses 7-10

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We studied last time how Cain just "threw together" an offering and went and "dropped if off" for God.

This was the reason God was not pleased with the offering.

In verse 7, God looks with favor on the offering of Abel but not on that of Cain. In this first mention of anger in the Bible, God warns Cain not to give into despair, but to master his resentment and work for a better result in the future. “If you do well, will you not be accepted?” the Lord asks him.

Some render the word a sin offering, as it sometimes signifies; and then the sense is, that though he had sinned, and had done wrong in the offering he had offered, nevertheless there was a sacrifice for sin provided. His offering was at hand, and would soon be offered! Therefore, he had no need to be dejected, or his countenance to fall; for if he looked to that sacrifice by faith, he would find pardon and acceptance from God.

But he didn't do that.

Instead, he allows his anger to fester and ends up killing his brother!

God then asks him, "Where is your brother?"

Cain arrogantly replies, "Am I my brothers keeper?" In other words, he was basically telling God, "If you're God, you should know where he is."

So God lets him know - He Knows!

"Listen; your brother's blood is crying out to me from the ground!"

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My Bible Study
Verse by Verse Through The Bible
This has been a project I have been contemplating for a long time.

Join me in walking through the Bible on our personal Bible study - one verse at at time. There is no "preaching" here. Just simple scripture reading with brief explanations and examples of what the scripture mean.

I was inspired to do this project based upon the program "Through The Bible" with Dr. Jay Veron McGee (who is passed on to be with the Lord for several years now). When I first started to study the Bible, his radio program helped me immensely. It took Dr. McGee 5 years to do a complete Bible Study.

I do not know how long it will take us. But you can start listening at anytime. As I continue to add more episodes, you can join us at the most recent program or start at the beginning. Each episode is labeled as to the scriptures we are going to discuss.

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