I realised that i'm the slowest to blog!! apologies!!!
Well about Genesis i've a number of observations that i found really quite interesting.
1) Every living creature that God made were VEGETARIANS!!
1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which [is] the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.Teehee.. THE ORIGINAL DIET. MEATLESS. Lions and tigers were all veggie eating!
1:30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein [there is] life, [I have given] every green herb for meat: and it was so.
2)Before sin animals were not afraid of us!
9:2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth [upon] the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.
3) The garden of Eden was not the whole earth!
2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
4) The Earth that God create in the beginning was without rain!
2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and [there was] not a man to till the ground.
2:6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
No need for farmers! God takes care of every living thing!
NB. Although there was no rain, there were rivers and springs. (gen 2.10)
5) First rain only at the flood!
7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
7:12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
6) Abraham actually bargained with God for the sake of the people in the city and God let Him bargain! (Gen 18:22-33)
God knew well the measure of Sodom's guilt; but He expressed
Himself after the manner of men, that the justice of His dealings might be understood. Before bringing judgment upon the transgressors He would go Himself, to institute an examination of their course; if they had not passed the limits of divine mercy, He would still grant them space for repentance.
Patriachs And Prophets, Pg 139
God is so nice and understanding.
7)Why was it wise for Issac to not bless Esau also.
27:34 And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, [even] me also, O my father.
27:35 And he said, Thy brother came with subtlety, and hathtaken away thy blessing.
27:36 And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright; and,behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?
27:38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, [even] me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.
But Isaac didn't/couldn't withdraw his blessing from Jacob.
the inside story...
Hebrews 12:16 Lest there [be] any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
12:17 For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.
THANKS GUYS FOR THE SUPPORT GROUP IN OUR WALK WITH GOD THROUGH READING THE BIBLE! NOW WE HAVE A CLEARER GLIMPSE OF GOD'S CHARACTER.