Response to Genesis 6
Noah did everything just as God commanded him.
This verse becomes much more significant when one takes into account the 11 verses before it. How do you do just as God commands when God commands the impossible? Clearly the answer is: with God, all things are possible.
The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humansand had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.
This verse is so confounding that I scarce know how to respond to it. I have written fiction around it and abandoned it for fear of blaspheming. When I am in Heaven I don't know if I will care or if I will even have to ask, but I long to know what Nephilim really means. I have blogged on this before I am sure, I am certain at least that I have written myself emails about it.
How great You are
You know all there is to know
And know what there is not yet to know
What came before
How it became
Why it became
What will befall
All this, You know.
Let me be content in that
Allow me to draw my security from Your steadfastness
Your incomparable, wider than the universe intellect.
Keep the world from crushing my curiosity
But keep me from the tripping stones
That tell me I need know all there is to know.
It is beyond my comprehension
Give me grace.