Genesis, Part 2: Flood Subsides to Melchizedek
(September Scripture Writing Plan)
Last month we started our slow walk though the Bible. I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t believe all that I learned. I have studied Genesis so many times over the years yet, I still found things that astonished me. My favorite part was finding glimpses of the Gospel in the most likely of places.
This month, we will be going through chapters eight to fourteen. We will follow the family of Noah to Abram. In these chapters we will read about the repopulation of the earth, the sinfulness of mankind continuing to prevail, God confusing the languages and scattering the people, and we will be introduced to Abram and Lot. God will continue to reveal Himself in these next few pages and give us glimpses of His redemptive plan.
Genesis, Part 2: Chapters 8-14
As I stated last month, when reading Genesis, it is vital to a proper reading to remember that this book is written in the historical narrative style. This means that what is described in these pages of Scripture are to be taken as historical fact. This is not allegory, figurative, or poetic language. We also need to be very careful in reading all of Scripture, but especially Genesis, through lenses of our modern culture and/or scientific understandings.
Here are some articles and sites I wanted to recommend for this portion of our walk through Genesis:
- Why Did God Give the Rainbow Sign?
- How Soon After the Flood Did the Earth Return to Equilibrium?
- The Ice Age and the Genesis Flood
- What Happened at the Tower of Babel?
- The Dispersal at Babel
- What Happened in the “Days of Peleg”?
- The Ice Age and the Scattering of Nations
- Lot’s Fateful Choice
- Abram’s Obedience Test
- King Of Peace
- Genesis Is History, Not Poetry: Exposing Hidden Assumptions about What Hebrew Poetry Is and Is Not
- Origin of the Races
- Altar Building
- The Book of Beginnings: Genesis
- Chapters 06-09 (The Flood)
- Chapters 12-25 (Abraham)
- The Tower of Babel and the Confusion of Languages
Scripture Writing Process for Genesis, Part 2
Read the passage provided each day. If the passage is long, feel free to choose one or two verses to write out and dig deeper into.
Use these questions to help guide you in your daily study:
• What does this passage say?
• What does this passage mean?
• What does this passage tell me about God’s character?
• How does viewing God in this way change the way I view myself?
• How should I respond to this truth?
You do not have to answer every one of these questions every day. Rather, use them as a guide to really dig into what the passage says so that you can properly interpret and apply God’s Word to your life. If you need additional help in mining the Word of God, please read this article on How to Study the Bible that goes into more depth on the inductive Bible study method we use in answering the above questions.
Finish your time in the Word by writing out a prayer thanking God for this teaching and asking Him to help you apply it to your life today.
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