Saturday, June 07, 2008
14 Sale also lived thirty years, and begot Heber. 15 And Sale lived after he begot Heber, four hundred and three years; and begot sons and daughters.
16 And Heber lived thirty-four years, and begot Phaleg. 17 And Heber lived after he begot Phaleg, four hundred and thirty years: and begot sons and daughters. 18 Phaleg also lived thirty years, and begot Reu. 19 And Phaleg lived after he begot Reu, two hundred and nine years, and begot sons and daughters. 20 And Reu lived thirty-two years, and begot Sarug.
21 And Reu lived after he begot Sarug, two hundred and seven years, and begot sons and daughters. 22 And Sarug lived thirty years, and begot Nachor. 23 And Sarug lived after he begot Nachor, two hundred years: and begot sons and daughters. 24 And Nachor lived nine and twenty years, and begot Thare. 25 And Nachor lived after he begot Thare, a hundred and nineteen years: and begot sons and daughters.
Okay, so we have more of lineage being related to us. Their life scan is getting lower in numbers now. Ever wonder why that is, even though God stated he would shorten the life span prior to this. First off, in the beginning if they lived the life span we live now, nothing would have been accomplished with so few people. Even reflecting upon this, their way of life was simple also. But many will argue about their simple life, thinking it was back breaking with the physical work they had to do. Their life was hard, probably not as hard as we think. We think in terms of how we live now without placing ourselves in their shoes to understand their way of life. Our life is cluttered, theirs wasn't. They were the early flowers that were blooming. We are the result of that continuation. Without these people we read about we wouldn't be here. Our life is a product of their seed. The lily of the valley is a single small flower plant with an abundant fragrance with several flowers on one stem. Our families are similar when we are in unity with God. We are fragrant in faith, we produce and the line continues to grow. Each stalk is symbolic of the family members, occassionaly we see a flower die but the rest survive time. Reading of family lines may be boring to some but for others it gives us a glimpse of our roots. We all have different families but the origin is still the same. We all have come from the beginning.