In today's daily bread bible passage (Chronicles 1), the author of the Chronicles (Ezra) listed the family line beginning with Adam...Noah...Abram (that is Abraham)...Isaac...Judah (of whose line Jesus, the Savior of the world came.) As I read the passage, it occurred to me that this line is the line of the people of faith who carried the promise of the Savior to come in each of their generations, just like the Olympic torch light carrier.
In what state of mind must they have been living? I think despite the hardness of their life in their own generations, due to the faith in the Savior (coming) they received joy and comfort from the Father.
This is seen in one of the study made by Pastor Chuck that is the Hebrew meanings of the names of the (gospel torch light) carriers of faith (as Ezra listed).
|Mahalalel||The Blessed God|
|Jared||Shall come down|
|Methuselah||His death shall bring|
|Noah||Rest, or comfort.|
Here is a summary of God’s plan of redemption, hidden here within a genealogy in Genesis! You will never convince me that a group of Jewish rabbis deliberately “contrived” to hide the “Christian Gospel” right here in a genealogy within their venerated Torah!