Journey in the Word: The Beginnings of Culture

Week 4

Read Genesis 4:20-22

Immediately after the story of Cain murdering Abel, we find a long geneology.  We do not know all the people who are listed, but we do learn some important things.

We see that God continues to work through human history.  Generation after generation the world is unfolding.  Families and nations are developing.  And at the end of chapter 4, we learn that the worship of God is occurring.  The Fall has not destroyed God’s ability to work in and through us.

When I read this section of the Bible, I always think to myself, “What God can do through sinful people remains amazing.  Imagine what God might have been able to do if we had not fallen.”

About Steve Harper

Retired seminary professor, who taught for 32 years in the disciplines of Spiritual Formation and Wesley Studies. Author and co-author of 42 books. Also a retired Elder in The Florida Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.
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