Today’s Reading: Genesis 10
Please read Genesis 10 and listen to what the Lord Jesus Christ would like to tell you before reading my Spiritual Journal below. If you would like to learn a simple and good way of Daily Devotion method please read my “Count Down 5” from this blog. You may click this link directly for the method:Subject Shifting Devotion.pdf. (You may begin with a song to praise the Lord and complete you devotion by singing another praise song.)
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These are the clans of Noah's sons, according to their lines of descent, within their nations. From these the nations spread out over the earth after the flood. Genesis 10: 32
Verse 32 shows the purpose of this chapter. According to the Expositor's Bible Commentary "All those names is to give the reader a panoramic view of the nations as a backdrop for the remainder of the events of the Book of Genesis."
Many people do not even read this chapter, for they don't think that there is much important in those names and have no time to find what is so important to those names. So they skip it!
What Jesus shows me today are two things:
1. Why some names are important and recorded in the Bible but others don't. How important is our name and the names of our children and children's children to the Kingdom of God? We don't care for names but with this kind of name, we need to be very careful.
2. Why among the seven sons of Japhethites were only two sons names recorded? The same thing appears at Ham. He had four sons but only Cush was there and then Cush had five sons and only Raamah was there. What happened? Were they corrupted, no good...? I looked at some commentaries but I can't find a good answer. What I discovered is to think of Exodus 20: 5-6 as to the importance of our role to our clan:
You shall not bow down to the idols or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
You need to put more time to your family and to raise up your children to be good disciples of Christ, instead of running here and there to be a workaholic doing lots of things but accomplish nothing.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Help me to raise up my sons and my grandchildren to be good disciples of you. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
Michelle, Athan and I walked our dog this evening. It was good for Michelle to take a walk outside and she is good today. Thanks for all your prayers. And please pray that she can attend Iggy's UBC's graduation at Chan's Centre on 26 May.
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