Re:Verse reading–Genesis 11:10-32 (day seven)
“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of faith“–Galatians 6:10.
It was an amazing family. Kennedy-esque. We tend to see faith’s formation as an individual process. (God spoke to me, I have a personal faith) The Bible places equal value on the influence of family.
Since Noah lived 950 years (Genesis 9:28) most calculations have him alive 58 years after Abraham’s birth! Did they see each other at family reunions? Shem lived 600 years and didn’t die until Jacob (Jacob!) was 48. Shem and Eber both outlived Abraham! Through this family, God carried forward lessons of faith into each generation.
The church is designed to be such a family. “Young men shall see visions, and old men shall dream dreams” (Acts 2:14) Senior Adult and Seniors in High School, living together the shared lessons of faith. One family. Learning/living/telling each other of a glorious God.