A.M. Reading: Genesis 9
Genesis Questions Worth Pondering:
At the end of the last chapter, we saw Noah build an altar to worship the Lord who had faithfully delivered them from destruction, as He said He would. Then God spoke to them giving them explanations and directions for life on earth after the flood.
What would God never do again?
What was still true of the natural heart of man?
As long as the earth remained, what would not cease?
How were the instructions given to Noah and his family like those given to Adam and Eve?
What was different about the animals?
What was now added to the things they could eat?
What were they restricted from eating?
Remembering that before the flood the earth was filled with violence, what does God now institute for the one who takes the life of another?
What explanation is given in verse 6 for why human life should be valued?
What was God’s covenant with Noah and his family?
What was the sign of His covenant?
Now￼￼ we get a picture of how the human heart is still in a￼ fallen state.
When Ham saw his father’s nakedness, did he cover him or did he expose the situation to his brothers?
In somewhat of a similar way, should we respectfully cover and help someone we see in sin or should we go out and tell others so as to expose them?
How does Jesus treat our sin?
P.M. Reading: John 4:31-54
John Questions Worth Pondering:
In John 4, we return to the account of the Samaritan woman at the well.
Where had the disciples been?
As Jesus speaks spiritual truth about his food, like Nicodemus and the Samaritan woman, do the disciples understand? Why not?
What was Jesus teaching about the fields of harvest?
What caused many of the Samaritans to believe in Jesus?
And then, why did many more believe in Him?
What specifically did they believe about Jesus?
Add those truths to your list about Jesus.
Describe the second of Jesus’ miracles￼.
How was He able to do this?
Add this miracle to your list of the miracles of Jesus.
Keep thinking deeply on who Jesus is.
May the Word of Christ dwell richly within!