Entries by suzie

Monday 27 May, 2019

I was always confused by these genealogies in scripture because I never knew how to approach them or what I am meant to walk away knowing.  However, in reading and researching this particular passage and the power of genealogies I realised that they are crucially important.  It’s through Genealogies that God shows us how much […]

Sunday 26 May, 2019

The tower of Babel is an intriguing passage, that has strong relevance to today’s world. In this story, all the people of the world spoke the same language and decided to build a great tower into the sky, to make themselves famous and to unite them. God sees this and is dismayed that their unity […]

Saturday 25 May, 2019

Verses 1 & 32 tell us that this is the family tree of Noah & his sons. It’s always interesting to me the actual path these genealogies take … and in verse 32 it also says from them nations spread over all the earth. I think of my own family history & I can only […]

Friday 24 May, 2019

“Good news! The flood has dissipated and God has promised never to flood the earth like this ever again – let’s celebrate with a drink!” The narrative in Genesis moves so quickly from hope and promise to pathetic indecency. No one knows for sure exactly what happened here. Some biblical scholars speculate that Ham was […]

Thursday 23 May, 2019

Every time I see a rainbow I think of this passage, this covenant that God has made. Rainbows make us all stop, look & often go WOW! Another way God gets our attention. Science maybe able to explain them now, but God created it & is still His covenant of promise with us. Verses 14 […]

Wednesday 22 May, 2019

This first recorded covenant is extraordinary in so many ways. Having restored his world after the disastrous destruction brought on it by sin, God begins with a blessing like the one that he first spoke over his creation in Genesis 1:22, 28. He again gives fruitfulness. He again gives us all plants as food. He […]

Tuesday 21 May, 2019

When was the last time you stopped and gave significant thanks to God for all He has done? So often we cry out to God in the middle of a crisis or drama, but when it’s over it’s often a sigh of relief rather than heartfelt thanks that is directed to God. Noah and his […]

Monday 20 May, 2019

“But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark.” Have you ever thought God has forgotten you?  You have prayed for days, weeks, months even years for a particular change in circumstances, perhaps for your healing, or a relationship or financial freedom.  Let me assure […]

Sunday 19 May, 2019

What a fascinating part of the story. Noah was 600 years old, that’s 600 years of life being a certain predictable way, and now everything is about to change. The flood was not a gradual trickle, but it began on one pivotal day. Yes, God had warned Noah in advance to build the ark, but […]

Saturday 18 May, 2019

For those of us who grew up going to church, the story of Noah is so very familiar. Trying to read it with fresh eyes, I can see how this narrative may seem hard to believe for some. But at its heart, Noah’s story is a picture of faith. In Hebrews 11:7 we read, “By […]