Once again God set out building up the population of the earth, blessing Noah and his family with children and more children.

Once again God set out building up the population of the earth, blessing Noah and his family with children and more children.

BibleGateway: Genesis 10:1-32 ESV Text: Genesis 10:1-32 Genesis 10 (Listen) Nations Descended from Noah 10:1 These are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Sons were born to them after the flood. 2 The sons of Japheth: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras. 3 The sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah. 4 The sons of Javan: Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. 5 From these the coastland peoples spread in their lands, each with his own language, by their…

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Knowing that our flesh seeks righteousness by the Law, we struggle against it and press on toward our heavenly goal promised to us in Christ Jesus—press on in faith.

Knowing that our flesh seeks righteousness by the Law, we struggle against it and press on toward our heavenly goal promised to us in Christ Jesus—press on in faith.

BibleGateway: Philippians 3:12-21 ESV Text: Philippians 3:12-21 Philippians 3:12–21 (Listen) Straining Toward the Goal 12 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of…

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It is a characteristic of our sinful flesh to try to gain righteousness by keeping the Law—even by adding to God’s Law things He does not require of us.

It is a characteristic of our sinful flesh to try to gain righteousness by keeping the Law—even by adding to God’s Law things He does not require of us.

BibleGateway: Philippians 3:1-11 ESV Text: Philippians 3:1-11 Philippians 3:1–11 (Listen) Righteousness Through Faith in Christ 3:1 Finally, my brothers,1 rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you. 2 Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. 3 For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God2 and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the…

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God blessed Noah by giving him and his descendants dominion over creation and promising that the floodwaters he had seen would never again cover the earth.

God blessed Noah by giving him and his descendants dominion over creation and promising that the floodwaters he had seen would never again cover the earth.

BibleGateway: Genesis 9:1-17 ESV Text: Genesis 9:1-17 Genesis 9:1–17 (Listen) 9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. 2 The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth and upon every bird of the heavens, upon everything that creeps on the ground and all the fish of the sea. Into your hand they are delivered. 3 Every moving thing that lives shall be…

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After the flood “God remembered Noah” and continued His faithfulness to Him and to the world He had made. Faithfulness which continues yet today (v. 22).

After the flood “God remembered Noah” and continued His faithfulness to Him and to the world He had made. Faithfulness which continues yet today (v. 22).

BibleGateway: Genesis 8:1-22 ESV Text: Genesis 8:1-22 Genesis 8 (Listen) The Flood Subsides 8:1 But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the livestock that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind blow over the earth, and the waters subsided. 2 The fountains of the deep and the windows of the heavens were closed, the rain from the heavens was restrained, 3 and the waters receded from the earth continually. At the end of 150 days the…

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Although God delivered a worldwide judgment on sin, He did not wipe out the human race entirely. Otherwise, Eve’s Offspring could not have crushed the serpent’s head.

Although God delivered a worldwide judgment on sin, He did not wipe out the human race entirely. Otherwise, Eve’s Offspring could not have crushed the serpent’s head.

BibleGateway: Genesis 7:1-14 ESV Text: Genesis 7:1-14 Genesis 7:1–14 (Listen) 7:1 Then the LORD said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen that you are righteous before me in this generation. 2 Take with you seven pairs of all clean animals,1 the male and his mate, and a pair of the animals that are not clean, the male and his mate, 3 and seven pairs2 of the birds of the heavens also, male and female,…

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We live in a “crooked and perverse generation,” so we are encouraged when we hear of Christians who are standing firm in the truth.

We live in a “crooked and perverse generation,” so we are encouraged when we hear of Christians who are standing firm in the truth.

BibleGateway: Philippians 2:12-30 ESV Text: Philippians 2:12-30 Philippians 2:12–30 (Listen) Lights in the World 12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. 14 Do all things without grumbling or disputing, 15 that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God…

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Thinking too highly of yourself means you’ll think too little of God. Remember Jesus who submitted to His Father even though He was the very Son of God.

Thinking too highly of yourself means you’ll think too little of God. Remember Jesus who submitted to His Father even though He was the very Son of God.

BibleGateway: Philippians 2:1-11 ESV Text: Philippians 2:1-11 Philippians 2:1–11 (Listen) Christ’s Example of Humility 2:1 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to…

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God’s children by faith (like Noah and us) receive special care from His hand, and He even gives the unbelieving time to repent. What a gracious God!

God’s children by faith (like Noah and us) receive special care from His hand, and He even gives the unbelieving time to repent. What a gracious God!

BibleGateway: Genesis 6:1-22 ESV Text: Genesis 6:1-22 Genesis 6 (Listen) Increasing Corruption on Earth 6:1 When man began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them, 2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose. 3 Then the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not abide in1 man forever, for he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years.” 4 The Nephilim2 were on the earth…

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The lengthy lifespans allowed for the population of the earth to grow large and for families to learn of the Lord, yet the deaths remind us that sin was in the world.

The lengthy lifespans allowed for the population of the earth to grow large and for families to learn of the Lord, yet the deaths remind us that sin was in the world.

BibleGateway: Genesis 5:1-32 ESV Text: Genesis 5:1-32 Genesis 5 (Listen) Adam’s Descendants to Noah 5:1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God. 2 Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them Man1 when they were created. 3 When Adam had lived 130 years, he fathered a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth. 4 The days of Adam after he…

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