Securing Bragging rights

Weekly Nuggets April 13, 2020

Gen 18:13-15, 21:6 (NKJV)

And Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and named him Seth, “For God has appointed another seed for me instead of Abel, whom Cain killed.” And as for Seth, to him also a son was born; and he named him Enosh. Then men began to call on the name of the Lord.
This is the book of the genealogy of Adam. In the day that God created man, He made him in the likeness of God. He created them male and female, and blessed them and called them Mankind in the day they were created. And Adam lived one hundred and thirty years, and begot a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth.

Key Phrase: Securing Bragging rights

A genealogy is a record or account of the ancestory and descent of a person, family, group, etc. It provides a trail of who-is-who in the history of a person and gives one the bragging rights to be called a descendant of an influential person. In some instances persons are conspicuously missing or omitted from a genealogy for several reasons, eg Cain.

1 Chr. 1:1–4 traces the lineage of Noah from Adam, while the genealogy of Jesus is traced in Luke 3:36–38. In both of these Cain is omitted, disregarded, ignored. He lost the position of firstborn to the desires of the flesh. He was cursed by God and was hidden from God’s face (Gen 4:14), disregarded from God’s plans for man.

There is the way that attracts blessings and secures our position in the lineage of God, guaranteeing our right to call God Abba Father. And then there is the way that attracts curses and removes/revokes the right to be called a child of God.

I pray that we choose to walk the way of blessings and secure the rights to be called children of the most high God.

Father, create in us a clean spirit that yearns to obey you. Lord, silence every voice of the flesh that tempts us to stray into paths which lead to curses and damnation. Mostly Lord, we plead for your mercy, let your mercy speak always over judgement. For anyone of us hidden from your face because of the sin of error, please let your mercy find us and restore us today. In Jesus name.


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