Welcome back! Today’s another twofer episode with both chapters 6 and 7. There’s a lot of repetition in this chapter, so it looks like more material then it is, but the events move quickly and the repetition emphasizes what’s going on and makes it pretty clear. There’s some interesting stuff here! Giants! Angels! Floods! Worldwide destruction! The world changes pretty hard in these chapters and the coming ones, as the Bible transitions to dealing with the sort of world that’s more like ours.
Some things here will be pretty familiar though! These chapters talk about the corruption on the Earth being widespread and deeply worked into the people and societies that were living at that time. That’s not so unfamiliar, is it? In the end, God has to do something about it. His holiness demands justice, and justice demands that evil be destroyed. Luckily, that’s His job and not our job, right?
Check back tomorrow for another episode! You probably already know how the story of the flood goes, so this isn’t really a cliff-hanger moment, but how else am I supposed to end this post?
Hello again! I’m glad to have made it to the second week of doing these morning recordings. The thing is, I’m the sort of person who has a hard time starting good habits, so being able to pick up and keep recording on schedule after a few days off is a big deal to me. Why isn’t it this easy to start working out and eating salad?
Another thing that I noticed yesterday is that I was actually excited at the thought of getting up in the morning to record another episode. That’s great for my motivation, but what is funny about that is that when I listen to these recordings, I can’t STAND the way I explain things. I mean, really, I applaud anyone who’s suffering through these!
Okay, all that aside, Genesis 5 is a pretty interesting chapter for a genealogy. I know there are people out there who love genealogies, but I prefer the parts of the Bible where the plot is advancing. This genealogy though, has some really interesting bits of the coming Bible story tucked into it, so it keeps me on my toes, which is a good thing.
Hi folks! Here’s my reading and discussion of Genesis chapter 4 in the HCSB. There’s some interesting things in this chapter about human nature and about the apparent sophistication of the early generations of human beings. In fact, they appear to be quite a bit more advanced than scientists would have us believe. To me, that suggests that being made in the image of God is a bigger deal than we thing it is!
Anyway, I have a bunch of errands to do this morning before work, so I won’t say much more. I will say though, that as I’m still new to podcasting, and as these recordings are more or less a stream of drivel taken directly from my brain without much in the way of editing, feel free to write comments about anything I might have left out, or said unclearly or “inelegantly” as the political class likes to call it.
Thanks for listening and visiting! Check back next week for the next episode.
Wow! Two posts in two days! It’s almost like I’m a responsible adult or something equally ridiculous. In this episode we talk about some more specific details concerning the creation of men and women, as well as the original sin that still mars the world today. On the up side though, we also see in these chapters the first glimmers of the story of Christ and His mission to defeat sin and redeem mankind! It’s good stuff!
Thanks for visiting and listening. Check back tomorrow for another episode in the thrilling story of the Biblical history of mankind!
Wow! It’s been forever since I’ve posted anything. Has that ever happened to you, where you start something you’re interested in and then sort of leave it to flounder for a year? No? Just me then? Okay, fair enough. What I have for today is a podcast! Yay! I plan to record these in the mornings and try to get them posted the same day they’re recorded. If all goes as planned, this won’t quite be a daily thing, since Mondays and Fridays are workout days, and that sucks up a lot of time.
So! Here’s the first episode of the Mikeblog Morning Bible Reading Podcast where I read and comment on Genesis 1. I know I don’t really have an audience to speak of at this point, but should one ever materialize, I hope it will be kind in its comments, as this is my first attempt at publishing any kind of audio recording.