From Pastor Perry

09/26/2016 Gen 4:23-26

Genesis 4:23–26 (ESV)

Cain and Abel (Part 5)

23 Lamech said to his wives:

       “Adah and Zillah, hear my voice;

you wives of Lamech, listen to what I say:

       I have killed a man for wounding me,

a young man for striking me.

24    If Cain’s revenge is sevenfold,

then Lamech’s is seventy-sevenfold.”

25 And Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and called his name Seth, for she said, “God has appointed for me another offspring instead of Abel, for Cain killed him.” 26 To Seth also a son was born, and he called his name Enosh. At that time people began to call upon the name of the Lord.


The Lutheran Study Bible summarizes Genesis 4 in the following. Genesis 4 begins with a murder and traces how the shadow of violence lengthens until Lamech perverts God’s intention for marriage by taking two wives and boasting that he is 77 times more violent than his murderous ancestor Cain. But we also learn of the birth of Seth, through whom God’s promise (3:15) will continue. God’s plan is not stopped by murder. God appoints another seed of the woman to receive the promise and to carry the story forward. The promise continues to unfold until it comes at last to the cross. There, Satan tries to derail God’s plan by killing the seed of the woman. Once again, God prevails, not by appointing another, but by raising Jesus from the dead in declaration that the work is finished, creation is redeemed, and death itself—the chief effect of the fall—is put to death.


I pray:  Derail for me, O Lord, the devil’s evil plans. Grant me Your help and salvation in Christ. Amen.

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"Depart in Peace" What a blessing when the world is so chaotic! Followers of Christ can find their peace in Him.

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I really love v.13 in this passage. It is both encouraging and comforting.

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