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We are all related to Noah


Are you focused on God and choosing to live a God-centered life? Are you self-centered and trying to do things your way and in your strength? Do you remember the times in the Bible when people drew closer to God and turned away from God? Do you remember how bad things had to get before people turned back to God and wonder how bad things need to get today before people will turn back to God? Did you forget what God has done and as such are missing out on the reality of living your life in a relationship with Him? Do you remember reading about or hearing about the global flood that reset civilizations? Do you remember reading or hearing about how society started over again through Noah’s family? Are you ready to turn back to God and start moving forward to living a God-centered and God-focused life?


Today’s Reading:

  • Genesis 10
  • Genesis 11

My Notes:

Genesis 10

Consider the new family tree starting with Noah and his sons.

  • After the great flood, civilization was rebooted from the three sons of Noah: Shem, Ham, and Japheth
  • Descendants of Japheth – the seafaring peoples that spread out to various lands, each identified by its own language, clan, and national identity.
    • ‘The descendants of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras. ‘ Genesis 10:2
      • ‘The descendants of Gomer were Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah. ‘ Genesis 10:3
      • ‘The descendants of Javan were Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Rodanim. ‘ Genesis 10:4
  • Descendants of Ham – identified by clan, language, territory, and national identity.
    • ‘The descendants of Ham were Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan. ‘ Genesis 10:6
      • ‘The descendants of Cush were Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabteca. The descendants of Raamah were Sheba and Dedan. ‘ Genesis 10:7
        • ‘Cush was also the ancestor of Nimrod, who was the first heroic warrior on earth. Since he was the greatest hunter in the world, his name became proverbial. People would say, “This man is like Nimrod, the greatest hunter in the world.” He built his kingdom in the land of Babylonia, with the cities of Babylon, Erech, Akkad, and Calneh. From there he expanded his territory to Assyria, building the cities of Nineveh, Rehoboth-ir, Calah, and Resen (the great city located between Nineveh and Calah). ‘ Genesis 10:8-12
      • ‘Mizraim was the ancestor of the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites, Pathrusites, Casluhites, and the Caphtorites, from whom the Philistines came. ‘ Genesis 10:13-14
      • ‘Canaan’s oldest son was Sidon, the ancestor of the Sidonians. Canaan was also the ancestor of the Hittites, Jebusites, Amorites, Girgashites, Hivites, Arkites, Sinites, Arvadites, Zemarites, and Hamathites. The Canaanite clans eventually spread out, and the territory of Canaan extended from Sidon in the north to Gerar and Gaza in the south, and east as far as Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, near Lasha. ‘ Genesis 10:15-19
  • Descendants of Shem – identified by clan, language, territory, and national identity.
    • ‘Sons were also born to Shem, the older brother of Japheth. Shem was the ancestor of all the descendants of Eber. ‘ Genesis 10:21
    • ‘The descendants of Shem were Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud, and Aram. ‘ Genesis 10:22
      • ‘The descendants of Aram were Uz, Hul, Gether, and Mash. ‘ Genesis 10:23
      • ‘Arphaxad was the father of Shelah, and Shelah was the father of Eber. ‘ Genesis 10:24
      • ‘Eber had two sons. The first was named Peleg (which means “division”), for during his lifetime the people of the world were divided into different language groups. His brother’s name was Joktan. Joktan was the ancestor of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, Obal, Abimael, Sheba, Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. All these were descendants of Joktan. The territory they occupied extended from Mesha all the way to Sephar in the eastern mountains. ‘ Genesis 10:25-30
  • ‘These are the clans that descended from Noah’s sons, arranged by nation according to their lines of descent. All the nations of the earth descended from these clans after the great flood.’ Genesis 10:32

Genesis 11:

Are you ready to live your life God-focused and God-centered or are you looking to get confused by trying to be self-centered and going it your own way?

  • Ever heard of the term Babel? Ever seen it used as a translation service? Do you realize the origin? Do you realize there was one language until this point and so people could understand each other?
  • The Tower of Babel
    • ‘At one time all the people of the world spoke the same language and used the same words. As the people migrated to the east, they found a plain in the land of Babylonia and settled there. ‘ Genesis 11:1-2
    • ‘They began saying to each other, “Let’s make bricks and harden them with fire.” (In this region bricks were used instead of stone, and tar was used for mortar.) Then they said, “Come, let’s build a great city for ourselves with a tower that reaches into the sky. This will make us famous and keep us from being scattered all over the world.” ‘ Genesis 11:3-4
    • ‘But the Lord came down to look at the city and the tower the people were building. “Look!” he said. “The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them! Come, let’s go down and confuse the people with different languages. Then they won’t be able to understand each other.” ‘ Genesis 11:5-7
    • ‘In that way, the Lord scattered them all over the world, and they stopped building the city. That is why the city was called Babel, because that is where the Lord confused the people with different languages. In this way he scattered them all over the world. ‘ Genesis 11:8-9
    • Do you realize the power that comes from living God-centered and God-focused lives and being able to grab a hold of the second and equally important commandment to love our neighbors as ourselves?
    • Imagine if man had been able to stay God-focused (loving God) and loving their neighbors as themselves rather than being self-focused what could have been done for the glory of God.
  • The Line of Descent from Shem to Abram
    • Let’s consider the lineage from Shem to Abram
      • ‘This is the account of Shem’s family. Two years after the great flood, when Shem was 100 years old, he became the father of Arphaxad. After the birth of Arphaxad, Shem lived another 500 years and had other sons and daughters. ‘ Genesis 11:10-11
      • ‘When Arphaxad was 35 years old, he became the father of Shelah. After the birth of Shelah, Arphaxad lived another 403 years and had other sons and daughters. ‘ Genesis 11:12-13
      • ‘When Shelah was 30 years old, he became the father of Eber. After the birth of Eber, Shelah lived another 403 years and had other sons and daughters. ‘ Genesis 11:14-15
      • ‘When Eber was 34 years old, he became the father of Peleg. After the birth of Peleg, Eber lived another 430 years and had other sons and daughters. ‘ Genesis 11:16-17
      • ‘When Peleg was 30 years old, he became the father of Reu. After the birth of Reu, Peleg lived another 209 years and had other sons and daughters. ‘ Genesis 11:18-19
      • ‘When Reu was 32 years old, he became the father of Serug. After the birth of Serug, Reu lived another 207 years and had other sons and daughters. ‘ Genesis 11:20-21
      • ‘When Serug was 30 years old, he became the father of Nahor. After the birth of Nahor, Serug lived another 200 years and had other sons and daughters. ‘ Genesis 11:22-23
      • ‘When Nahor was 29 years old, he became the father of Terah. After the birth of Terah, Nahor lived another 119 years and had other sons and daughters. ‘ Genesis 11:24-25
      • ‘After Terah was 70 years old, he became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran. ‘ Genesis 11:26
  • Let’s look deeper into Abram’s father’s family
    • ‘After Terah was 70 years old, he became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran. This is the account of Terah’s family. Terah was the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran was the father of Lot. But Haran died in Ur of the Chaldeans, the land of his birth, while his father, Terah, was still living. ‘ Genesis 11:26-28
    • ‘Meanwhile, Abram and Nahor both married. The name of Abram’s wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor’s wife was Milcah. (Milcah and her sister Iscah were daughters of Nahor’s brother Haran.) But Sarai was unable to become pregnant and had no children. ‘ Genesis 11:29-30
    • ‘One day Terah took his son Abram, his daughter-in-law Sarai (his son Abram’s wife), and his grandson Lot (his son Haran’s child) and moved away from Ur of the Chaldeans. He was headed for the land of Canaan, but they stopped at Haran and settled there. Terah lived for 205 years and died while still in Haran.’ Genesis 11:31-32

For 2023 I am returning to the pattern of reading through the Bible in a Year and as such will use it as my source for the upcoming year of BeTheDads.com devotionals.

Did you read something today that felt like a new revelation? Would you be willing to leave a comment or question? Are you walking your life with God? Have you made the decision to invite Jesus into your life so that you can have the divide covered? Have you invited Jesus to be Your Lord and Savior, paying the ultimate price to cover the original sin for we have all missed the mark, all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, and we all need Jesus, our Lord and Savior to help us be forgiven and reconciled back to God! Could today be your day? Let’s pray:

The sinner's prayer
Heavenly Father, I come to you in prayer asking for the forgiveness of my Sins. I confess with my mouth and believe with my heart that Jesus is your Son, And that he died on the Cross at Calvary that I might be forgiven and have Eternal Life in the Kingdom of Heaven. Father, I believe that Jesus rose frmo the dead and I ask you right now to come into  my life and be my personal Lord and Savior. I repent of my Sins and will Worship you all the day's of my Life! Because your word is truth, I confess with my mouth that I am Born Again and Cleansed by the Blood of Jesus! In Jesus Name, Amen.

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One response to “We are all related to Noah”

  1. […] As we begin 2023, let’s be the dads who learn through God’s Word and go back to the beginning and how the devil operates! Let’s be the dads who lean into God’s Word so that we know we are to love God and love people and as such choose to do what is right! Let’s be the dads who aren’t focused on the ways of the world but rather on the ways of God and choose to praise God our savior who carries us each day in His arms! Let’s be the dads who reflect on what we learned through our past, turn to God’s Word, and choose to reset how we are choosing to live our lives and get ready to live them out God’s way! Let’s be the dads who grab hold of the reality that we are all connected even if means we have to go back to the time of Noah. […]

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