Navigating through life away from the library.
Navigating through life away from the library.

The Bible in 365 Days: Day 5 {In the Church}

The Bible in 365 Days: A Year with God {Living Outside the Stacks}


Genesis 5:29

and called his name Noah, saying, “Out of the ground that the LORD has cursed this one shall bring us relief from our work and from the painful toil of our hands.”


Lamech, Noah’s father, was prophesying about the redemption of mankind through the coming savior, Jesus Christ. By the time Noah had become an adult and had a family of his own, the world had become so evil and corrupt that God’s only option was to destroy the earth and all who inhabited it. However, God had such a close relationship with Noah that He had mercy on him, his wife, his three sons, and their wives.

Through the faith and righteousness of Noah, mankind was given another opportunity for redemption and reconciliation with God. Noah served as intercessor for humankind.

Please don’t think this just came to me because I had to think long and hard about what I was supposed to get from today’s reading. Sometimes the Word is like that, you have to think, meditate, pray, and ask God to help you to see His message.


God always provides a way out of a bad situation. We just have to believe. Because Noah and his family were preserved, humankind was given yet another opportunity to escape spiritual death {eternal separation from God}.


Dear Lord, thank You again for Your word. Thank You for Your continuing grace and mercy, even when we don’t deserve it. Thank you for the unbroken chain of love that extends from the first man and woman, Adam and Eve, to the generations of today. In your name, Amen.

Daenel T