If the Bible mentions a leaf, they make it a bough; and if the Bible says it is a bough, they make it a leaf. There was light: Genesis tells us that light, day, and night each existed before the sun and the moon were created on the fourth day (Genesis 1:14-19). There is as much wisdom and care displayed in the creation of the tiniest creeping insect as in the creation of leviathan himself. Presented here is a verse by verse exposition of the New Testament. Uncontrolled passions may make him very little who otherwise might have been great. “Hath he said, and shall he not do it? Gen 1:2. Genesis 17:1. It is a very sweet thing to die with a blessing on your lips, and it is equally good to live in the same spirit. Gen 45:28. Spurgeon's Exposition: Genesis. And he said, Jacob. 16. Better still is it for the Christian to remember the word of Christ, “Swear not at all, neither by heaven, nor by earth, nor by any other oath.” Doubtless the doctrine of the Saviour is that all oaths of every sort are lawful to the Christian, but if they ever be taken, it should be with deep circumspection and with earnest prayerfulness, that there be no mistake about the matter. Let your prayers go up for them all: “Son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters.”. And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes. Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from of the face of the ground; But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark. It looks as if the deluge must have been universal when we read that not only did the waters prevail exceedingly upon the earth, but that “all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven;” that is, all beneath the canopy of the sky, “were covered.” What could be more plain and clear than that? Gen 49:18. Gen 49:6-7. Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water: And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master. The covenant Angel will give thee what thou wilt if it be needful for thee; but he will not answer thine idle questions. 28. Gen 27:19-20. Gen 8:1. The Lord told Noah when to go in, for it was necessary for him to know that; but he did not tell him when he should come out, for it was unnecessary that he should know that. Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee; because God hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough. 1. There, you see, was the missionary character of the seed of Abraham, if they had but recognized it. Apparently, Adam was not forbidden to eat of the fruit of the tree of life, though, after his fail, he was cast out of Eden, as God said, “lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever.” He might freely eat the fruit of every tree in the garden except one: “of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it.” It was a slight prohibition, yet the test was more than man, even in a state of innocence, was able to endure, and, alas! Gen 27:1-4. It sounds so simple, yet behind it lurk many of the ultimate questions of philosophy, theology, and metaphysics. Gen 32:28. Their spirit and temper constantly change; their pursuits are sometimes in one direction, and sometimes in another; they are “everything by starts, and nothing long;” and to each of them it may be said, “Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel.”: It is a very remarkable circumstance, well worthy of notice, that this curse was turned into a real blessing, especially in the case of the tribe of Levi. There are far better ornaments than gold can buy —ornaments neat, and raiment comely — may we all possess them. He clothes him with the robes and the jewels of primogeniture, and then he strips him: —. What fools they were to think that they could hide themselves from God! Come away from the world, beloved, but come close to one another; be one household, be it your delight to assemble around your elder Brother, the Lord Jesus Christ. Here is no human passion, but divine dignity: “And he said,” —. The Lord will preserve his own. The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. Gen 22:15-16. Yet, if you do feel that it is right to make such plans as Jacob made, take care that you do what Jacob also did. He will have everything ready against the time when it will be needed. The layout of the Word Biblical Commentary series is not the most reader friendly, but in the case of Gordon Wenham’s commentary on Genesis, it is certainly worth the trouble. Most of the sermons not included in our collection are available from Emmet O'Donnell's excellent website in .pdf format. And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, sayings, And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you; And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth. (1-5) Adam and Eve transgress the Divine command, and fall into sin and misery. Paul writes to the Galatians, “Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. They were opened, indeed; and Adam and Eve did know good and evil. “My God will send his angel.” Oh! Get the best Study Bible free! A man who is very familiar with God will, by-and-by, venture to say that which, at the first, he would not have dared to utter. Now I think I may freely say that this looks something like what we call “a wild-goose chase.” He was to go and find a wife for a young man left at home; he knew nothing of the people among whom he was to sojourn, but he believed that the angel of God would guide him aright. Remember how the favored three, on the Mount of Transfiguration, “feared as they entered into the cloud;” yet it was there that they were to see their Master in his glory. And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. We must do everything that is included in the bounds of the divine command, and do it all with scrupulous exactness and care. There is no sign of true confession here. TOP PAGES: adam clarke commentary; godrules.net ; psalms 23 commentary; luke 2 commentary; matthew 9 commentary; works of martin luther; psalm 82 commentary; romans 3 commentary; ephesians 4 kjv; genesis 15 : Web: godrules.net: Charles H. Spurgeon… Oh, how foolish are they who harbour it in their own bosoms, for it will bring destruction to them if they keep it there! So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way. When she had but a handful of meal, she made a little cake for God’s prophet first, but then God multiplied her meal and her oil. There is a deal of wisdom in this sign, however. He knew that God had called him and his kindred to inherit the land of Canaan, and, therefore, he was not willing that they should go back to their former dwelling-places. He felt that nothing he could do would be effectual without God’s blessing. And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. THERE w a s a well of water close to Hagar all the while though she saw it not. And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it. And a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. Gen 45:11-13. Blessed be God for thus thinking of us when providing raiment for our first parents! He is as great in the little as he is in the great. And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither again. Gen 15:4-5. God told Noah when to go into the ark, but he did not tell him when he should come out again. Although Spurgeon's 3,561 sermons are available as a 63-volume set, the sermons are arranged in chronological order, according to when Spurgeon preached them, and not in canonical order by text. He did not say any more; the devil is too wise to use many words. Gen 22:14. Gen 14:24. And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there. Spurgeon's Commentary On The Bible: Spurgeon's Bible Commentaries eBook: Spurgeon, Charles H.: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store ... My Sermon Notes: Complete - Genesis to Revelation. How truly will he keep his covenant with every believing sinner! It will be your default mobile Bible, use it for devotions every day from your phone or tablet. And get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. “Unto him shall the gathering of the people be.” Oh, that it might be so today! Blow it east, or blow it west, the wind comes from God; and whether the waters increase or are assuaged, it is God’s doing. “Who art thou, O great mountain? We have the thoughts that soar like fowl in the open firmament of heaven, and other thoughts that dive into the mysteries of God, as the fish dive in the sea, and these are after-development, after-growths of that same power which at the first said, “Let there be light.”. People would ask, “How came the halting gait of that princely man? Well may we give him tithes of all that we have. Then pray to God to make it into a blessing. As in the old classic story, the poor man said, “This is a plain hut, but God has been here,” so we may say of every Christian’s cottage, “Though it be poor, an angel has come here,” for David says, “The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.” As the angels of God met Jacob, I trust that, if you have come here after some stern battle, and trial, and difficulty, you may find the angels of God meeting you here. They convey to us the great lesson that the word of God is sure to be followed by the deed of God. The work of creation ended and approved. So, this eBook has compiled The Complete Spurgeon Sermons on Genesis includes all 95 sermons that Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892) preached from Genesis over the course of his ministry. He had already attained a fine old age, but he had another century of life before him, which he could not then foresee, or expect. And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3. Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth. To expound the term "beginning", of Christ, is altogether frivolous. It may have been long ages before God fitted up this world for the abode of man, but it was not self-existent; it was created by God, it sprang from the will and the word of the all-wise Creator. 1. Gen 45:4. God knows when to send angels to his servants; and when they come, it is often as the forerunners of a trial which is to follow them. Now the patriarch changes his tone, for he has come to that tribe which would take the birthright, out of which the Christ would come: “Judah” —. Gen 7:10-11. The earth is completed now that man has come upon it, and man is completed when the image of God is upon him, when Christ is formed in him the hope of glory, but not till then. “Four hundred men with him”! What a quiet answer this was to his former unbelief! Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein? The fig leaves were to hide their nakedness, and now the trees themselves were to hide them from God. God creates heaven and earth. It was according to the rule of war that, if persons who had made an invasion were afterwards themselves captured, then if the new captor gave up the persons, he was fully entitled to take the goods to himself. Common sense would have said, “Spare them, for you will want every one of them.” But grace said, “Slay them, for they belong to God. Now the jewels are all in, and therefore the casket is closed. A man who does not obey God’s commands may talk about righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith, but it is clear that he does not possess it, for faith works by love, and the righteousness which is by faith is proved by obedience to God. You do not go unattended at any single moment of your life. Depend upon it, our sins will come home to us sooner or later. In similar fashion, God makes a very careful enumeration of all those who believe in him, precious are they in his sight, and they shall be preserved when all others are destroyed. And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? He himself was to address her first, and then she must be ready, with all cheerfulness, to do far more than he asks. Scholars generally agree that the creation story in Genesis is divided into two accounts from two sources. Those that swear too readily they know not what, will ere long swear till they care not what. See how Joseph traces God’s hand in his whole career. And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again. That was a very wonderful procession, it was the new beginning of everything upon the earth. Bravely said, O Jacob! Now let us read what the Lord says, through the prophet Isaiah, concerning this covenant. And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: No doubt, when they had heard the voice of the Lord before, they had run to meet him, as children do to a father when he comes home “in the cool of the day.” But now, how different is their action! There are some of you, dear brethren, who have minds that are naturally given to inventions, and devices, and plans, and plots, and I believe that, where this is the case, you have more to battle against than those have who are of an ample mind, and who cast themselves more entirely upon the Lord. we are always making difficulties and suggesting hardships; but if our faith were in lively exercise, we should do God’s will far more readily. I do not know that he is to be imitated in setting a sign to God; perhaps not, but he did his best; he left the matter with God, and a thing is always in good hands when it is left with him. And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance. 2. This Bible app will help you reading, studying and understanding the Holy book. 27. Commentaries for the book of Genesis. Dear heart, you have been shut out from the world now for many days, but God has not forgotten you. Gen 49:16-17. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. When that “beginning” was, we cannot tell. And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in. I would that all parents were the same. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. Gen 3:13. It is evident that, as soon as he felt that he must fall, he grasped the other “Man” with a kind of death-grip, and would not let him go. Perhaps the old man’s legs trembled under him; he felt that he could not run so far; and, beside, the mountain seemed so bleak and dreary, he could not quite quit the abodes of men. It is a blessed thing to be such a fool that you do not know anyone to trust in except your God. While that was true of Judah, it is still more true of him who sprang out of Judah, even our Lord and King, the Lion of the tribe of Judah. Many things may seem to be left to chance, but they are not, the hand of God still guides and controls. And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes: peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? No good comes of prying into unrevealed truth. To be great, you must be little. Adam had been an unfallen creature a few hours before, but, now, he had broken the commandment of the Lord, and you can see how completely death was brought into his moral nature; for if it had not been so, he would have said “My God, I have sinned, canst thou and wilt thou forgive me?” But instead of doing so, he laid the blame for his sin upon his wife, which was an utterly mean action: “The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.” He almost seemed to lay the blame upon God because he had given him the woman to be with him. (22-24) There is no wonder that “they were troubled at his presence.”. And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. He has not made all these creatures in order to starve them, but he has supplied them with great variety and abundance of food, that their wants may be satisfied. What an encouragement the visit of these angels must have been to Jacob after the strife which he had had with Laban! Eber lived thirty-four years, and begot Pele… Thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons’ wives with thee. Nearly two months Noah waited for the complete drying of the earth. His wisdom and insight into God’s Word and world have helped others discover the richness of Scripture. All they had gained by their sin was a discovery of their nakedness. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? 30. Genesis 11:1. Oh, that question! Gen 45:23-24. So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Thus, you see, Abraham began his separated life with a blessing from the Lord his God. And the evening and the morning were the first day. 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