Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Genesis 6:5

So, in my last Kinder post, I mentioned a 'game' of sorts that we played with the kids, where they had to find their 'birthday verses' in each of the Gospels, write them out, etc. And, in discussing it in that post, Susanne came up with the idea of making a meme out of it. I thought it was a good idea, so that's what I'm doing!

Every Wednesday, I'm going to post the fifth verse of the sixth chapter of a book of the Bible, starting with Genesis and ending at Revelation. What am I going to do when I hit a book that doesn't have six chapters? *shrug* I haven't decided. I may reverse it (do the European date form) and do sixth verse, fifth chapter, or whatever. But there will be a post from every book. I'm not looking for hidden messages or anything, just...picking a random verse and posting it. I will also be posting any footnotes attached to that verse, should there be any, because I find the footnotes in my Orthodox Study Bible very interesting and worthwhile.

I'd like to just post the verse, without saying what, if anything, it says to me, and then, if it strikes a cord with anyone, we can discuss. That's the plan, anyway. So here we go:

Genesis 6:5 - Then the Lord God saw man's wickedness, that it was great in the earth, and every intent of the thoughts within his heart was only evil continually.

Footnote: Without the grace of the Holy Spirit, man is easily overcome by the devil, for his willpower alone is incapable of resisting the devil's temptations. Furthermore, his will was weakened through his disobedience and expulsion from Paradise. But he willfully refused God's helping grace (every intent...was only evil continually).


  1. I'm liking your new meme. :) I agree with the footnote about our willpower not being enough. I can't even resist sweets, much less the devil. :-/

    I didn't have a Genesis verse since the 4th chapter doesn't have enough verses. And 30:4 talks about Rachel giving her slave girl to Jacob for sex. Nice. OK, actually it's because Rachel wanted children, but still.

    Thanks for sharing your verse and the notes. Enjoyed it!

  2. Susanne,

    It's the Susanne Meme! :)

    To be fair, sweets *are* awesome... more tempting than the devil for sure! ;)

    Heh. I've got to admit, I glanced ahead, and some of my verses are a little...y'know, prosaic. Like the one about cutting hair from, you guessed it, Leviticus! Or was it Numbers...who remembers. We'll see when we get there.


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