Genesis 5 goes through a genealogy of Adam, down to Shem, Ham and Japeth. Reading this timeline started making me think about how there must be someone important in every timeline in the Bible. Maybe more than one in certain ones. It started making me see this genealogy in a different light. Enoch walked with God and was not, his son Methuselah his son was 969 years old and Noah was prophesied as being someone who will help the Earth. Here are at least three people from the genealogy and there may be more.
This thought track then started making me think about our genealogies and where we stood. Are we just another name, or will we be special? Not taking anything away from any of the men mentioned in Genesis 5 (good or bad) however some we remember with ease and some we have never heard of consciously. The three men mentioned above were not different in regards to origin. They were all men and human. Are you a woman? Are you a man? If you can answer yes to one of these two questions you have the opportunity to be successful. God could have used any of those men to build an ark, walk with him or live to be 969 years old, however these three men were distinguished. I don’t believe by mistake. They made a decision to do something differently.