Initially, I was worried about the time commitment for completing the Bible in 90 Days. However, I’m finding just the opposite to be true. I’m finding I have more time and and getting far more accomplished! God is cool like that!
Here are a few interesting tidbits that I picked up from the first week of reading.
- Sodom, Gomorrah, Babylon, Babel and Nineveh are all cities noted for their perversion and illicit lifestyle. All of these cities came directly from the lineage of Ham. (Genesis 10:6-20) In case you don’t remember the story, he’s the son of Noah, the one who went went in on Noah when we was drunk and Noah cursed him. (Genesis 9:19-27)
- I never realized that Abraham remarried after the death of Sarah; and that he continued to father children! (Genesis 25:1-2) I found it interesting though, that in preparation for his death gave all his goods to Isaac only. Neither Ishmael not those from his second marriage received an inheritance.
- I realize that customs are a lot different now than then, but I still totally don’t get the whole “go sleep with my servant” mentality of the ladies of the old testament. Along those same lines I find it interesting that not once a man said “Honey, maybe it’s me and not you. Call in the pool boy and see if you can conceive with him.” Of course I KNOW it was because they were trying to keep the lineage of the male going….but still…
I did glaze over a bit through the genealogies. Then last night as I read about the building of the tabernacle I thought I’d slipped a cog because is all sounded too familiar…then I went back to Saturday’s reading and realized it was almost the exact same wording. One giving instructions and one repeating the instructions that were followed….but geez, late in the evening when my eyes are already starting to blur, it’s just not fun to momentarily think I reread the wrong 12 chapters! Imagine my relief when I figured it out!