Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Reading Through the Bible

Some thoughts I've had the past few days as I begin my journey to read through the Bible this year:
  • So, what happened to the bodies of the people and animals who died in the Great Flood?  Were they just laying everywhere when Noah stepped off the ark (for his sake, I hope not)?  Did they wash into the oceans when the floodwaters receded (can't think that would be good for the marine life)?  Did God supernaturally remove their bodies from the Earth?  ????
  • Genesis 18 & 19--Abraham and Lot were both confronted by angels, and from what I read, neither of them seemed overly surprised by it.  Was it such a common occurence during that time or were they more surprised than Scripture reveals?  Do we have appearances of angels as frequently as it seems they did at that time?
  • Genesis 25--in these times, man's word was a binding covenant.  They never questioned it or had to have it in writing before it was binding.  What would our world be like today if the words that flow out of our mouths were as binding as they were back then?
And finally this from Genesis 24.50: 
"This is from the Lord; we can say nothing to you one way or another." 
I LOVE this faith--knowing it is from God and accepting it, no questions asked. 

May my faith be this strong--unquestioning, unwavering, 100% acceptance.

1 comment:

Leah in Iowa said...

Good questions!

How many people/animals do you think there could have been at the time of the Flood?

Raining for 40 days, then adding in the time it took for the flood waters to recede - was it enough for all of the corpses to decompose?

Post your answers if you find any!