Genealogies of the Godly
Somehow we have the impression that the genealogies of the Bible are rather boring and we could easily skip over them. It’s remarkable that men spend so much time being absorbed in the pages of the printed stock market and collecting baseball cards, studying the stats of batting averages, earn run averages of pitchers and so forth but neglect the Biblical genealogies. “All Scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness.” (II Tim. 3:16) The 5th chapter of Genesis records the Godly line from Adam down to Noah. There were many great patriarchs and pillars of faith in an ever increasing age of wickedness.
The Godly Line of Seth – v.1-20
The Book of Generations – (Adam, Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, Zerah, Ishmael, Isaac, Esau, Jacob Gen. 6:9; 10:1; 11:10; 11:27; 25:12, 19; 36:1, 9; 37:2)
All the descendants of Cain were destroyed by the Flood.
All the descendants of Seth died before the Flood
Man in God’s likeness – Col. 3:10; I Cor. 15:49; II Cor. 3:18
Death is universal – “and he died” (Gen. 5:5,8,11,14,17,20,22,31; Rom. 5:12; I Cor. 15:22)
God’s Enoch – v.21-32
Enoch Escaped death – Heb. 11:5
Enoch seventh from Adam – Turn To: Jude 1:14,15
Enoch not to be confused with the Enoch of Cain’s line – 4:17
Preacher of Righteousness
Proclamation of the Lord’s coming judgment – (Second Coming of Christ), II Pet. 3:7; Jude 1:7
Proclamation to convict the degenerate of his day – Gen. 6:5; Matt. 24:37-39
Enoch walked with God
How long? For more than 300 years.
What does it mean to walk with God?
Walk by faith – II Cor. 5:7; Heb. 11:5-6
Walk in holiness – I John 1:7-10
Walk in God’s Will – Psa. 107:43; Matt. 24:13
Pastor Nick Iamaio
Reformed Presbyterian Church, 207 South First Street, Fulton, NY 13069
Web Site fultonrpc.org (315-343-1976)