Bible Study Post #7 Godly Characteristics

Genesis 3:21-22

  • And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
  • Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the Garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.

The hidden gem of immortality.  I’m guessing this tree was in the Garden of Eden because God had to place the protective sword to defend it, but was the fruit on this tree not prohibited like the tree of knowledge was?  And there’s a sword to defend rather than just God’s wrath.  This indicates how serious he is.

Genesis 6:3

  • And the Lord Said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

Tree of life, and now we find out that God personally decreased the lifespan of humans from ~950 to ~120?  Plus, since the human lifespan has been slowly increasing, does this mean it is supposed to cap at 120?  And this change was not immediate; it took some time which begs the question: what is the wiggle room?

I don’t think he is doing it as a punishment – for living on earth is supposed to be a spiritual process, and spending a thousand years may be too much.  It’ll block the way of new souls.

Genesis 18:8

  • And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.

I’m confused, did God just eat food?  Do angels require food, or are just doing so for their amusement?  Angels eating just brings up a million questions, not to mention one of them is Jehovah.

Genesis 1:17 & 20

  • And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth.
  • And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

I’ve read a lot of descriptions and analysis on the interwebs concerning this, and I kind of just decided I wanted to read farther into the bible rather than what the hearsay is.


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