_ Genesis 8:20-21 says,
Then Noah built an altar to the LORD …and offered burnt offerings on the altar… Then the LORD said in His heart, "I will never again curse the ground for man's sake, although the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done.
- Not only does Noah find “grace in the eyes of the LORD,” but God extends grace to further generations after Noah makes the sacrifice to the LORD.
Look at Genesis 9:20-27
Noah’s son Canaan was cursed for many generations while Shem and Japheth were blessed. Why? Because Canaan desired to expose his father’s shame while Shem and Japheth desired to cover their father’s shame. It is not God’s nature to desire to expose people. 1 Peter 4:8 says, “And above all things have fervent love for one another, for "LOVE WILL COVER A MULTITUDE OF SINS."
Look at Genesis 11:1-9
In the Book of Revelations we see a city symbolized by a woman with the words “MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH” on her forehead. This great city of idolatry is seen in its infancy in Genesis 11:1-9.
1. What would not be impossible for them to do? (look at it in a couple translations)
2. What did God do to hinder their progress?
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan