Re:Verse reading–Genesis 10 (day four)

On first reading, chapter 10 is just a list of the descendants of Noah.  God’s initial command to man, in the Garden of Eden, was to be fruitful and multiply.  Now…following the flood…He gives the same command…fill the earth.  When we read this list, we are watching God’s history with the world unfold.  The nations of the earth are being established.  The value of this chapter exceeds just a redundant list of people.  We see fulfilled prophecy as the nations are scattered and we can confirm the truth of Scripture as God lays the groundwork for the nations.

From the days of beginnings, God has made provision for the salvation of man…the ultimate salvation from the curse of sin.  Jesus, in Matthew 28, commands us to take this message of salvation to the nations.  We are truly one people across the nations of the world.  To share the good news to the utter parts of the earth is to share it with our relatives.  Take a moment to thank God for His great love and wisdom toward us.

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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