As part of my own spiritual journey, this year I am attempting to read through the Bible in a year. I can feel God already speaking to my heart and encouraging me through others who are doing the same thing.
However, one of the sections of the Bible where I tend to bog down a bit is… (You guessed it!) the genealogies. It seems to me that most Christians at some time or other get bogged down in the same place. I am sure that reading the genealogies are good for me to do because the Bible says that “all Scripture is profitable”. Someday a prominent Univertsity is going to prove by scientific research that reading things such as the genealogies and other structured material is profitable to the mind. 🙂
So I decided to take a different approach this year as I read the genealogies. I am going to look for the places where God stops the writers from what that are listing and give pause to note something into the life of that person.
In Genesis, As the genealogies begin with Adam, our first stop is a man by the name of Enoch. He is the Great-Great Grandfather of Noah. The Bible says in Genesis 5:24, “And Enoch walked with God:and he was not; for God took him.” What a wonderful testimony to be known as a person who walked with God. It makes me wonder if one day while God and he were talking together and the fellowship was so sweet between the two of them that he took Enoch by the hand and said, “Come With Me” and Enoch was gone.
This one verse stirs in me the need of fellowship with God every day. It spurs me to immerse myself in his word and to pray more fervently. Sweet fellowship with God is such a wonderful blessing to me. I am asking God to teach me this year. He has started already and from a place that I at times in the past have dreaded.
Who knows? A study may be emerging at any time to prove that the genealogies are profitable to the multitudes, but then I already knew that anyway.