The Berean Expositor
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The Lord sets a "mark" (oth) to protect Cain
The Lord sets a bow in the cloud for a "token"
(Gen. 4: 15).
(oth) to ensure all flesh (Gen. 9: 13).
God planted a garden.
Noah planted a vineyard.
Nakedness and shame are linked together in
Nakedness and shame are linked together in
connection with Adam.
connection with Noah.
The fruit of the tree, and the fig. (Gen. 2: 8;
The wine of the vineyard (Gen. 9: 20-23).
3: 6, 7, 10).
The redemption of both man and his lost dominion
The redemption of both man and his lost dominion
is symbolized by the Cherubim (Gen. 3: 24).
is symbolized by the animals preserved alive in the
ark (Gen. 7: 13-16; 8: 1, 17-19).
The serpent beguiled the woman and brought
The sons of God by their actions towards
about the curse (Gen. 3: 1-24; II Cor. 11: 3).
the daughters of men bring about the flood
(Gen. 6: 1-4).
All the days of Adam were 930 years (Gen. 5: 5).
All the days of Noah were 950 years (Gen. 9: 29).
Many other details could doubtless be collected, and many instructive lessons be
learned from the changes introduced into the new dispensation. We trust that sufficient
has been given above to stimulate the reader to individual effort.
#20. The Purpose of God (Gen. 1: - 9:).
pp. 37 - 42
Our studies together of these early chapters of Genesis have led us up to the point
when in the new world nations are to make their first appearance, and a new development
is about to take place in the purpose of the ages. We write these pages for those who
desire help in understanding the fundamentals of Dispensational Truth, and therefore
propose to pause at this juncture to consider what light these early chapters throw upon
the purpose of God.
There is need here for the utmost care, lest by confusing things that differ we are
found saying things about the Lord that shall be to our shame.
First there is the purpose of God according to election. This purpose is illustrated for
us in the ninth chapter of Romans; the apostle had expressed his sorrow for his kinsmen
according to the flesh, but corrects any idea that there had been any miscarriage of the
purpose of God by saying:--
"Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect, for they are not all Israel,
neither, because they are the seed of Abraham are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy
seed be called. . . . the children of the promise are counted for the seed."
The Scripture passes from the promise concerning Isaac to that concerning Jacob,
"For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the
purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of Him that calleth, it
was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger."