Saturday, February 4, 2012

Feb 4: Genesis 10

Today's reading in our daily plan is Genesis 10. Take a moment to pray, asking God to speak to you from this passage. Then read, using the following notes and questions to help you get everything out of the passage.

SAY WHAT? (What is the passage saying?)

  • Japheth’s descendants were sailors and mastered traveling the waters.
  • Ham’s descendants were great warriors but we’ll see later that from Ham was born the future enemies of people who follow God.
  • Shem had many descendants as well and from these people, Jesus was eventually born.

SO WHAT? (What are the underlying principles?)

  • From Noah and his sons, the whole earth was repopulated. This sounds crazy to us today because we’re so far from that.

NOW WHAT? (How will you personally apply this passage?)

  • Keep these people in mind and see how they and their descendants play into the rest of the story.