Good day beautiful family of God. Hope you are doing awesome today. We shall continue with our study from chapter 5 today but I won't be going deep into it. Chapter five(5) of Genesis generally talks about the generation and descendants of Adam and how many years they lived. But we will just look into few verses of that chapter.
5:24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
Like I mentioned in the last post, Enoch was one of the descendants of Adam but his own case was much different because he chose the right path of walking with God closely and God loved him dearly for this. This to me is a golden life lived in God. This verse is a popular verse we all should know as Enoch was the only one God took away for being righteous. Do we still have such people on earth today? Let that ring in our hearts.
5:27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.
Sometimes I wonder how people lived in the olden days. Because nowadays for example, someone who is already ninety(90) years of age or lets even round it up to one hundred(100)years, such people look so old and weak that sometimes they are kept in the house or hospitals or places where they are being taken care of. But imagine Methuselah who lived for nine hundred and sixty nine (969) years. Wow how would he have looked like? Just thinking aloud. God is great.
5:30-32 And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters. And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died. And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
See how long people lived back then. I must say they all had a golden life to live back then. They must have also being so strong even in their old ages. Subsequently, we will be looking into why and how God stopped people from living for so long. But for now, we have gotten to the part where Noah was discovered and we will be looking into that more in the next post. Stay tuned.