Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Population

16 And the Jebusite, and the Amorrhite, and the Gergesite, 17 The Hevite and the Aracite: the Sinite, 18 And the Aradian, the Samarite, and the Hamathite: and afterwards the families of the Chanaanites were spread abroad. 19 And the limits of Chanaan were from Sidon as one comes to Gerara even to Gaza, until thou enter Sodom and Gomorrha, and Adama, and Seboim even to Lesa. 20 These are the children of Cham in their kindreds, and tongues, and generations, and lands, and nations.

21 Of Sem also, the father of all the children of Heber, the elder brother of Japheth, sons were born. 22 The sons of Sem: Elam and Assur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram. 23 The sons of Aram: Us and Hull, and Gether, and Mess. 24 But Arphaxad begot Sale, of whom was born Heber. 25 And to Heber were born two sons: the name of the one was Phaleg, because in his days the earth was divided: and his brother's name Jectan.
Genesis 10:16-25

The population as we know it has grown so much since the days of the beginning of time. If we could trace our lineage back to the beginning we all would have a common bond. That of being brothers and sisters of one set of parents. In one regard they set out to do exactly what God asked of them, to multiply. We wouldn't be here if they didn't. Reading of how life began and the following continuation of life, how can we not be amazed by it all. Just reading of their life spans had to make us realize it took years and years for so much to develop. But when we think about this we live in a time when we want instant results most of the time. When they lived long lives to accomplish so much in the way of what we see today of history. They didn't kill their babies like our time period does. The created life and continued to grow and populate the earth. A common bond shared in how they lived. They were like flowers blossoming in a beautiful garden. We live in a tumultous world that hinders us from doing God's will to create life. To pass on to the next generation the love of God and the fruits of our lives. The seed that grows and never dies.

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