WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4
Scripture: Genesis 5:1-3
In Genesis 5:1-3 we are told, “This is the book of the genealogy of Adam. In the day that God created man, He made him in the likeness of God. He created them male and female, and blessed them and called them Mankind in the day they were created. And Adam lived one hundred and thirty years, and begot a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth.” Verse 3 is very interesting in how it is worded and what it tells us. Adam lived 130 years and he had a son in his own likeness and after his image. In the same way God created man, in His own likeness and in His own image, Adam and Eve created a son in their own likeness and after their own image. We begin to catch a glimpse of God’s thumbprint on creation that was given to man and how much He wanted a family that had their own free will but would love Him, commune with Him and worship Him. The highest form of relationship and stewarding the creative was the holy union of men and women, who came together in love to populate the earth. God’s thumbprint makes this issue very clear in Genesis. It also gives us a foundation for something else that is very clear. Why is God so opposed to homosexuality and why is the penalty always terminal? The answer is because the ultimate mockery of God is the rejection of His purpose in the Creation where worship is transferred from the Creator to the created!