Prayer- Lord, Open my heart and open my mind and help me learn. G-F-W. Amen.
21 When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah. 22 And after he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters. 23 Altogether, Enoch lived 365 years. 24 Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.
25 When Methuselah had lived 187 years, he became the father of Lamech. 26 And after he became the father of Lamech, Methuselah lived 782 years and had other sons and daughters. 27 Altogether, Methuselah lived 969 years, and then he died.
28 When Lamech had lived 182 years, he had a son. 29 He named him Noah [a] and said, "He will comfort us in the labor and painful toil of our hands caused by the ground the LORD has cursed." 30 After Noah was born, Lamech lived 595 years and had other sons and daughters. 31 Altogether, Lamech lived 777 years, and then he died.
32 After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth.
These are the decedents from Adam to Noah. Enoch was an interesting case, notice that it does not say he died, it says he walked with God, then he was no more, because God took him away. Poof! He was gone. How did he rate that kind of treatment. The Bible doesn’t say, but it is one of two instances where God just takes a man up in the Old Testament, the other being Elijah.
Again we see some really big numbers as far as age, and it is important not to get bogged down and ask how this happened. Remember, God can do anything. We get to Noah at the end of the chapter. During all this time, the human race had really fallen apart, so we are about to start from scratch again.
Prayer-Lord, Help us remember that you are all powerful and there is nothing that you can not do. We want to lean on you. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.
Things to do-Read Genesis 6:1-22.