It's Day 20 and we're in Genesis 9.
Where God Spoke To Me:
- Nothing jumped out to me again today. Genesis has been a struggle. That'll happen sometimes.
- Verse 21 - And this was the good guy!
- Verses 24-27 - Two important things to remember: 1. All that Noah does isn't approved by God. We see throughout Genesis example after example of the person of God doing things that are less righteous than you'd want to see. This is an example. What Noah does is immature and wrong. 2. This passage has been twisted down through the centuries by racist pastors to say that black people are cursed and deserve the slavery they were enduring at that point. That's simply manipulating the text to make it say something that it absolutely does not say.
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Your Comments and Questions:
- "At the time of Noah, how did the people know what animals were clean and unclean?" - That's a great question - I'd never thought about that before. Given that the Law would not come until later with its distinctions between what was clean and unclean, it would seem that either (a) the Lord told Noah during the construction, (b) the Lord told Noah at the time of the gathering, or (c) in the Lord causing the animals to come to the ark, He just made the right number of each type of animal come.