Friday, December 27, 2019

(Genesis 2: 10-14) The Four Rivers

Genesis 2
10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.

One of the things we need to remember is that after the flood, a lot of the known world was displaced. We can assume where these rivers were located, but the truth is that much of the terrain on earth was totally changed after the flood.

But, HERE is an interesting documentary about the four rivers:
(Remember that all of this is speculation, and that this is for thought purposes only)

Thursday, December 26, 2019

(Genesis 2:9) The Two Trees

Genesis 2:9
“And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.”

There were two trees in the middle of the garden that were special. One was the Tree of Life. The other was The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.

If you could eat of any tree in the garden, including ONE of those two, which would YOU choose?

As we shall soon see, there is ONE of the two that God said was OFF-LIMITS.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Genesis 2:8 The Garden

Genesis 2:8
“And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.”

God created for man a place of comfort -- a place where man could have all he desired to want, and could live a fulfilled and satisfying life. Then, He put man in it.

This is what God wanted for man or He would not have put him there. This is what God wants for us ultimately.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Genesis 2:7 Breath of Life

Genesis 2:7
“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”

Man was the only thing in the Bible that was created from substances that were already created by God. Everything else, God spoke into existence. And, then, God breathed the "breath of life" into him.

So, what is the breath of life? According to Got Questions It is the life and power of God, given to man to animate him. The Hebrew word for spirit is ruach, which means “wind, breath, air, spirit.” In short, man is the only living being on the face of the earth that has the Spirit of God in him. Animals, which do possess souls, do not possess the Spirit. (Read Bible Sprout's "Do Animals Have Eternal Souls" for further information on this topic)