Life

To read the Bible in a year, read Genesis 9-11.
God has always wanted the earth to have life. Therefore, when He created the earth, two days later on the third day of creation, He started to fill the earth with life. Then He made human life on the sixth day. The creation of man was special to Him, as Genesis 2 shows. Years later the wickedness of man drove God to destroy all life on the earth, except for what survived in the water and on the ark that Noah built. Still wanting the earth to have life, shortly after the Flood, God said to Noah and his sons, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth” (Genesis 9.1). The fear of man would be in the rest of creation and so they would all be given into man’s hand (v. 2). God wanted man to be able to eat all things, both animal and plant (v. 3), although man cannot eat flesh with its life or blood in it (v. 4).
Human life is so special to God that He began to explain to Noah that God would demand a reckoning from every man who sheds the blood of another man, requiring the death of the man who murdered another (v. 5, 6). Then God stressed again what He wanted man to do primarily,
“And as for you, be fruitful and multiply; Bring forth abundantly in the earth And multiply in it” (Gen 9.7).
The question is: Do you value human life as God does? What can you do to show that you value it as He does?

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